Many homeowners subscribe to the theory, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” And we understand why that is. Money can be tight, and everyone wants to save as much as they can on products and services. However, most of your home systems, including your roof, will last longer when you provide the proper maintenance.
Especially for older homes, it’s important to have regular inspections and checkups to ensure that there aren’t any leaks or weak spots that are about to sink or sag. Making a small fix now can potentially save you from more costly damages later.
We recommend that you be at home when we come to inspect your roof so that we can discuss the results with you and show you pictures of any damage we find. Our inspections are usually quick about 30 minutes to an hour. If we find any damage, we can propose and estimate roof repairs for you on the spot. We encourage our clients to get regular roof inspections every three years.
Oftentimes, homeowners themselves notice faults or irregularities with their roof. We will come out and do an independent inspection to see if there is indeed an issue and if there is, we can give you a free estimate for roof repair.
However, visible physical damage is a good indicator that your roof needs inspection and fixing. Things we look for when inspecting your roof include shingles that are bare or sloughing off lots of granules, missing shingles, bent or cracked shingles, and curling shingles. We also look for raised or swollen areas on the roof, indented or sunken areas, dark or discolored areas, and loose or bent flashing.
Our roof company can help identify any areas that are starting to sag. When you have a sagging roof, the supports underneath might be damaged, or there might be localized water damage. It’s generally cheaper to do roof repairs for these issues than to do an entire roof replacement.
When we discover issues such as curling or missing shingles or loose flashing, we can repair or replace the shingles or flashing quickly, preventing your roof from further damage. Sagging and indentations that may indicate rot are bigger jobs but ignoring them will not make these issues go away.
The sooner you are aware of a problem with your roof, and you fix it, the longer it will last and the less money it will cost you. Water damage is expensive.