The roof of your house protects much more than the building underneath it. It protects everything and everyone in the house – your family, visitors and belongings. So how solid is your roof? When should it be replaced? Are there any signs that its condition is deteriorating?
For the vast majority of homeowners, the answer to all those questions is “I don’t know”. How does something so important get such little attention and care? Fortunately our roofs generally work very well without the need for a lot of maintenance and repair for most of their expected lifespans.
Unfortunately, even a small problem like a little leak can cause major damage to your home’s structure and/or your belongings. The other problem with even a small leak is that it could be the sign of a larger problem looming just under the surface of your roof. If the conditions for a leak developed at one point in the roof, there’s a good chance they happened or are happening elsewhere too.
How to Reduce Problems & Extend the Life of Your Roof
What if you could find a way to help prevent leaks and other roofing problems and help your roof last as long as possible, all at the same time.
Regular roof inspections help you to get to know your roof and the problems that can arise. When you regularly inspect your roof, especially when you start just after its first installed, you develop a familiarity with the roof that helps you identify a potential problem and take steps to prevent it before it becomes costly.
For example, many leaks happen after a roofing shingle curls and lifts off the roof over time. If you gave your roof even a visual inspection a couple times a year, you would spot the first signs of curling shingles, long before any water could get in underneath.
As you correct each problem that arises, your roof has less chance of suffering the major catastrophe that usually means it needs t be completely replaced. In other words, it lasts longer and you save money.