Regular Roof Inspections Can Prevent the Need for Premature Roof Replacement

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By Erin Bakker

The roof is one of the most important parts of a home or business, yet it is one of the hardest to keep an eye on. Roof inspections require going up on a ladder, and once up there, the inspector has to know what he or she is looking at. It’s easy enough for a lay person to spot obvious damage, such as a large hole caused by a fallen tree limb. But problems emerging due to less catastrophic conditions aren’t as easy to spot. This makes it so that the average homeowner gains little benefit from looking at the roof.

The key to effective roof inspections is to hire professionals to come out and look. A pro can spot things like failing flashing or a loose shingle before they cause obvious leaks. In some cases, detecting and fixing these issues early can prevent the need for premature roof replacement.

Of course, there are times when a roof inspection will reveal that roof replacement is needed right away. Then, you may wonder what the benefit of the inspection was. The answer is simple: By spotting a worn-out roof in advance, you avoid finding out by having it start to rain inside your house or down your walls. You also can save the roof deck from rotting, and therefore, save yourself several thousand extra dollars.

A professional roof inspector can spot problems before they are obvious, and let you know exactly what will be needed to prolong the life of your roof and the structure beneath it. Remember, ignoring a roofing problem just allows rot to get started, so it’s always more affordable to get repairs done early. Contact us for an inspection: Specialty Roofers, Inc., at (850) 974-ROOF or visit specialtyroofers.com.