Happy new year! 2018 had plenty of memories and now there is a new year to fill with new experiences. Now that the holidays are over, it’s the perfect time to take into account what you need to do for yourself and your home. Every year you need to do basic maintenance to keep your home looking and functioning well. If you just bought a home that needs repairs or currently own one, it’s a good idea to get a roof inspection.
The roof is one of the most important parts of the home. If it isn’t in good condition, you risk:
- Water damage
- Structural damage
- Mold/Mildew problems
- Expensive repairs
- Foundation problems
However, by getting a regular inspection at least once a year, a roofing professional can detect these problems in their early stages or even warn you about factors that lead to these issues. Therefore, you can fix potential issues early to prevent costlier repairs when things break down significantly.
What Happens During a Roof Inspection?
Roof inspections are important to get every year to receive the latest updates on its condition. Don’t trust what you heard last year, because wear and tear can happen at unexpected times! The quiet time after the holidays is a great time to get a roofing inspection because your schedule is relatively free compared to the holiday rush. Here are three things you can learn about immediately after a roof inspection:
- Current problems
- Pending problems
- Ways to resolve any issues before they get big
Your inspector will go through a checklist to make sure that any potential issue that your roof could have can be ruled out or detected early. Here are some of the aspects your inspector will examine, starting from the ground level:
- Drainage patterns
- Worn surfaces
- angled and level surfaces of the roof
Here your inspector will make sure your gutters are working properly by draining water off the roof and not having pools collect around the foundation. Properly angled roofs won’t collect pools of water in it, so it’s important to make sure the structure of the roof as a whole is functioning properly. There are other parts of the roof that are better examined up close. We’ll get on a ladder or on your roof and inspect other parts in more detail, such as:
- Moisture damage
- Popped nails
- Worn shingles
- Sagging roof deck
- Dark Spots
- Curled, blistering or buckling materials
- Damaged flashing
- Shingle granules in gutters
Depending on the area you live in and what materials you have on your roof, your inspector may look out for different potential issues. For example, cedar shingles are more prone to water, mold, and moss damage.
How Often Do I need a Roof Inspection?
You should get a roof inspection every year or after a major storm or catastrophic event. For example, if a large tree branch falls on your roof and it causes you concern, you should get Noble Roofing to come over and investigate your roof for any structural damage. If nothing significant happens all year and you had a favorable inspection last year, simply schedule a routine check to have peace of mind.
Start 2019 Right With a Roof Inspection!
The best way to prevent costly roof repairs is to get a professional inspection. If you think there are any issues with your roof, get the help of Noble Roofing right away.
Noble Roofing is the expert you can turn to for residential roofing and storm damage services. For more than two decades, we’ve developed a reputation for sheer quality and dependability. We serve Centreville, VA, and other nearby areas. Give us a call today at (703) 429-0840 and experience our top-notch service for yourself.