For most Americans, a home is their single biggest investment. You spend a great deal of time working so you can afford to buy a house and also save money so you can make improvements and take good care of your home.
It only makes sense to think of ways to prevent your home from going into disrepair while also figuring out how to avoid spending all your money on it. One of the best ways to do this is by regularly inspecting your roof.
How Roof Inspections Save Money
Paying a professional for regular residential roof repair and inspections can help you save money in the long term.
First of all, if your roof receives regular inspections and maintenance, potential and small problems will not have a chance to get worse and more expensive to repair. Second, if the roof is still under warranty, you avoid having that warranty voided due to neglect. Third, your homeowner’s insurance provider can also refuse to pay if they find out that your damaged roof was neglected in the first place.
Professional roof inspections don’t come for free, but the cost of having your roof inspected is negligible compared to the cost of a full roof replacement or a large repair.
Another advantage of regular inspections is keeping your roof looking new. Even if you had your residential roof installation 5 or 10 years ago, it’s possible to keep enjoying that new-roof look if you care for it well.
What to Look for During an Inspection
You can perform your own light inspection by looking at your roof from the ground. It is not advisable to climb onto your roof. Use binoculars to inspect it more closely.
However, it’s advisable to have your roof inspected by a professional at least once a year.
Professionals know how to look for signs of damage in these areas:
- Discoloration from water stains on walls and ceilings
- Peeling wall paint
- Interior drips and ponds
- Wet or clumped insulation in the attic
- Rotting wood in fascia boards or other areas of the roof
You’ll thank yourself for taking good care of your roof with inspections and repairs. Rely on reputable professionals to perform these tasks.