Whitaker Roofing not only offers superior customer service, we also pride ourselves on the long list of services we provide. If it has anything to do with a roof, we can fix it. Serving residential and commercial properties across the Salt Lake Valley, we are one of the leading providers for new roofing and repairs.
Especially for older homes, it’s important to have regular inspections and checkups, just to ensure that are aren’t any leaks or weak spots that could sink or sag. Making a small fix could potentially save you from more damage later on. In addition, that one might come with a bigger price tag. We recommend that you be at home when we come to inspecting your roof, so that we can discuss the results with you. Our inspections are usually a quick process, lasting from about 30 minutes to an hour. It’s also necessary in case there is any damage—we can propose and estimate roofing services for you on the spot.
In addition, we encourage our clients to get regular roof inspections. For traditional tile, you should have it examined by an expert every three years. Tile can go a little bit longer before it needs to be looked at, but shouldn’t extend past five years. This will ensure that the roof is performing its function—it’s blocking out inclement weather and outside debris, while insulating the home.
Roof damage to watch for
Oftentimes, outside of regular roof inspections, homeowners can notice faults or irregularities with their roof. However, not all of them are related to shingles or tiles—the structure underneath the roof is just as important. The trusses and rafters need to remain in good condition for the roof to function properly. If you see any damage with the roof, or these structures, you should contact us to find out what the cause behind the damage is and to see how much it would cost to repair.
Visible physical damage is a good indicator that your roof needs inspection and fixing. If something has fallen on top of it, it’s important to have it removed before it can cause more damage.
However, most roof damage is much more subtle, requiring the keen eye of the homeowner, as well as the roof inspections every three years. They can help to identify if any areas are starting to sag inward. If this is the case, then the damage might be something to do with the supports, or localized water damage. It’s generally cheaper to repair these than to replace the entire roof.
Another thing to notice is discoloration on any of the shingles. This could be a sign of water damage, and often the shingles will hold onto the water, not allowing it to dry, and eventually causing further damage to the structure of the home.
There are also signs that show the age of your shingles—if they are starting to flake up around objects in the roof, such as a vent or chimney, they might be close to replacement. Additionally, if any of them are curling significantly, you should have one of our craftsman look at it.
You should do your own roof inspection after any storms or inclement weather, just to ensure that it doesn’t have any lasting damage. If nothing seems abnormal, our professionals can check it every three years, ensuring that nothing is hidden from sight.
If it’s been a while since someone thoroughly examined your roof, it might be time to have it done. Contact Whitaker Roofing—our quick and efficient crews will perform the roof inspection in just 30-60 minutes, letting you know if you’re in the clear, or there are signs of damage. Located in the Salt Lake Valley, we’ve provided residents with quality roofing services for over two generations.