Why It is Important to Get a Yearly Roof Inspection
Being a homeowner is a fulltime job. Cooking, cleaning, yard work. There is a never-ending list of chores. However, homeowners often forget to add one key chore to their list; to schedule a roof inspection.
Many homeowners don’t know that a roof inspection is recommended every year to ensure the safety and quality of the roof. This is due to the fact that the change of seasons can be especially rough on residential roofs. There are a number of reasons why it is important to get a yearly roof inspection.
Missing or damaged components
A good roof can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years if it is properly taken care of. However, not everyone is familiar with roofing systems, and may not be able to identify if something is broken or missing. Getting a yearly roof inspection can guarantee that everything on your roof is accounted for.
Sometimes a damaged roof isn’t as obvious as a missing shingle or a gaping hole. If a roof is not made properly, rough weather can slowly eat away at it, causing the wood the rot. Rotten wood is weak and cannot handle the weight a storm can throw at a roof. A large branch or tree could fall and easily pierce through a rotten roof. An untrained eye isn’t likely to be able to identify if a part of their roof if rotting.
If a roof inspector does notice that a roof is damaged, they can usually fix the problem before it becomes a major issue. Spending a little bit of money ahead of time could save hundreds or thousands of dollars in the near future.
Although it is often ignored, the roof of a house plays a vital role, and even though homeowners are busy people, it is important to do what you can to ensure the quality of your roof.
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