5 Reasons You Should Get Your Roof Inspected

03/13/2018

Reasons to Get a Roof InspectionIf you’re putting off a roof inspection for financial reasons, it’s time for a better excuse. Why? Because roof inspections are usually free!

 

Of course, we know you’re not actually dreading the roof inspection itself; you’re dreading the potential repair or replacement that comes after the inspection. But delaying roof inspections often causes more problems for your home (and finances) than necessary. Don’t make home ownership harder and more expensive than it has to be. Get your roof inspected if you fit into any of the following five scenarios.

It’s been awhile

While shingles are made to last for 20 to 25 years, there’s more to your roof than just the shingles, and those other parts don’t last for two decades like your shingles do. Make sure to have your roof inspected at least every 3 to 5 years depending what material your roof is made of.

The attic is lit

When was the last time you were in your attic? A short trek up the ladder to your attic could tell you a lot about how your roof is doing.

 

If you peek your head into the attic and you notice rays of light shining in, that’s a sign that there are openings in your roof. These openings may not seem large, but if they’re large enough for light to shine through, then they’re certainly large enough to let water in.

You see stains, sags or leaks

If you neglect to visit your attic and notice holes early on, then you’ll eventually notice something much more serious and visible – ceiling stains, sagging tiles or leaks. All of these issues are serious ones that are caused by water damage.

 

There are many places where water is welcome in your home — pipes, sinks, drains, toilets, washing machines, etc. But one place it is certainly not welcome is your roof where it will wreak havoc on your once-sweet home.

There was a big storm

If a hail storm, tornado or severe thunderstorm recently swept through your neighborhood, you should get your roof inspected.

 

High winds, hail and heavy rains can tear the shingles off your roof and damage your gutters. Not to mention, you probably have a lot of fallen limbs hanging out on your roof after a major storm. These should be removed.

You’re buying or selling

If you’re buying a new home, a roof inspection is bound to be part of the process. If you’re the one putting your house on the market, get that roof inspection scheduled sooner rather than later. That way, you can address any issues before realtors and potential buyers start evaluating your home’s worth and making offers.

You find a roofer you trust

Finding professional, reliable home service companies is much more difficult than it should be. That’s why when you discover a company in South Carolina that cares for your home to the same degree that you care about it, you should stick with them.

 

Joye Roofing wants to be that company for you. Click on the banner below to schedule your roof inspection today!

 

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Author

Derek Joye has been roofing homes and businesses in the Midlands for over 10 years.