Noticing red flags in all aspects of your life can prevent frustration. Roofing is no exception and you should look for these common red flags and determine if you need a roof inspection. Looking for the right signs of a need for roof inspection can save you money. Roof inspections can help restore your home to the best shape possible. Here are just 4 signs that may indicate your home could use a roof inspection.
Professional roof inspectors can help determine what the problem is, how it occurred and the best course of action to fix it. This could mean having your roof replaced, or just a simple fix in a few areas. Ignoring these signs for too long can cause major damage, need for repairs and frustration.
The first sign that you may need to have your roof inspected is if there are leaks or water dripping into your house. Catching water in buckets, bowls or pots not only is annoying, but is also a sign that your home is vulnerable to the outside elements. This should be checked out immediately to avoid more water damage to your home and to avoid having to catch drips during a major storm.
The longer that water enters your home the more major damage can be done. Rotting beams and growing mold can create safety issues for you and your family. If undetected, water could build up and put pressure on your ceilings, causing bubbling, or all the water to rain down in a big gush.
2-A Year Has Passed
It is recommended that your roof be inspected every year. This can help to assess damage, prevent the loss of shingles, repair cracks and holes before they become a problem, and this lets homeowners get ahead of roof replacement. Having a professional inspector look at your roof can save you from damage when you least expect it. The more you know, the better prepared you can be for issues that can arise.
Having an inspection right before winter hits is a homeowner win. The time to prepare for the inclement weather and avoid water entering your home is early fall. Having your roof inspected in the early fall will also give you time to get things replaced before the winter cold fully sets in, making it difficult to access your roof and install material.
If you are moving into a new home and are not sure when the roof was inspected last, you may want to consider doing one before you fully move in. Often home warranties will cover repairs to your home within the first year, which can be covered if you have a roof inspection done as soon as possible.
3-Energy Efficiency Is Down
If you have noticed that you are paying more for heating or air in the past few months, the problem could be linked to your roof. If there are holes or cracks that are letting air from the outside, into your home, your energy efficiency can be negatively affected. If you want to keep your home as cool as possible in the summer, and warm as possible in the winter, having a roof inspection can keep the outside air from interfering.
Roof inspections can help you to know where to repair the insulation, what parts may need to be replaced, or how it can be sealed for the time being. Full roof replacement is not a quick process and it may not be the best time to replace. Having consistent roof inspections can help you avoid these problems before they happen.
If your home or town have experienced a natural disaster or severe weather, having a roof inspection may just save you some more money and heartache. Hail, hurricane, rain, or wind damage can affect the material of your roof. There may also be damage from falling trees, or blown debris that have fallen on your roof, causing holes, or the roof may be gone all together.
After a disaster, the first thing on your list may not be your roof. Contacting a professional takes this off your to-do list and prevents you from having to climb on top of a roof that may not be stable.
If you have homeowners insurance, they may help to cover the damages. Insurance companies will need proof of damage. With a proper inspection you can gain photos and insight that the insurance will need to assess the cost of the damage. At KangaRoof, we can help assess the damage and create an action plan to help get your roof back to working order.
Working With KangaRoof
Our team specializes in roofing and we know how frustrating it can be to deal with roofing issues. Our team wants to help keep your home safe and energy efficient which is why we work hard to improve each day. Customer service is important to us, so when you come to us with your concerns, we listen and create a solution.