Sadly, an often ignored part of a home, is the roof. Unless it starts to leak or shingle start falling off, you probably won’t notice what’s going on up there. However, regular inspection for potential issues is recommended twice a year according to the National Roofing Contractors Association.
While homeowners can conduct their own regular inspections, it’s recommended that a local roofing contractor conducts the inspection.
Some issues may only be visible to the experienced eye.
For example, hail damage on Asphalt Shingles. Take a look at the example of hail damage circled by an insurance adjuster below:
A bi-annual inspection will catch small problems before a leak develops or a larger section of the roof fails.
It’s important to maintain the roof and conduct regular visual checks. Contact us at Next Level Roofing to schedule a FREE roof inspection.
“Better safe than sorry” – catching an issue and preforming a small repair can prevent you from having to deal with a roof collapse or extensive damage.
The underlying structure should last the lifespan of the house. However, depending on the materials used for the covering of the roof, a full replacement is necessary. Unless the roof is made of concrete, then it just needs inspections for cracks or other wear. Tile roofs are also very durable and rarely need a full replacement.
In general, this is the recommended replacement schedule based on the material used:
These suggested time frames will vary depending on the climate that the roof is exposed to. Severe winters and humidity may wear out the materials more quickly. After a severe storm or high winds, it is good to get on the roof and check for any damage.
The roof is essential protection for your home and possessions so stay on top of it, so make sure it is structurally sound.
If you’re looking for a professional roof inspector, contact us at Next Level Roofing today to ensure your roof is performing at its peak!