When Should You Be Inspecting Your Roof?
When you own a home or you're thinking of purchasing a new home, the roof is likely the most important part of the house. After all, what good is having an amazing layout inside if the roof is constantly leaking all over everything? To make sure that your roof stays in top shape, or to make sure you're purchasing a home with a sound roof, inspecting your roof is key. Here are just a few of the many reasons those inspections are so important.
Inspecting Your Roof After a Bad Storm.
This seems incredibly obvious, but many people believe that a quick look to make sure nothing fell onto the roof is enough. However, if the storm had heavy rain, wind or hail, you should take a closer look. Small punctures may not seem like a huge issue, but those will become larger over time, and can cause a need for expensive roof repairs. In fact, 65% of survey respondents said that weather damage was a main factor in repairing a roof.
Inspecting Your Roof At least Bi-Monthly.
Regardless of major weather, you should do a quick inspection every month or every other month. How often depends on the type of roof. Metal roofing is generally very durable and can last a lifetime, whereas asphalt roofs need to be reproofed every 10 or 20 years, and are more vulnerable to damage. Routine inspections can be beneficial, allowing you to keep up on small repairs yourself, rather than calling for professional roof repair or even replacement. To prevent needing numerous inspections, a metal roof could be a great choice in a new home or replacement roof. Most people agree that the main factors in their decision on a new roof were durability (88%) and longevity (83%).
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