Being a homeowner can be both a blessing and a curse. You love owning your own home, and being able to do whatever you want. At the same time, when something goes wrong, you will be responsible for any changes and repairs that have to be made.
That's why it's so important that when you own a home, you take the time to find out how to properly maintain it. In doing so, you can prevent a small issue from turning into a big problem. And when you're not sure about one of the most important parts of your home, a roof inspection can help.
True or False?
My roof looks good, therefore it doesn't need to be inspected.
Take a guess on whether or not the above is a true statement. Unfortunately, even though many people think so, it is absolutely false. Even when nothing seems wrong, getting your roof inspected is a smart decision that can help you to keep a good roof working properly for longer.
Check Your Gutters
A roof inspection is designed to go over the 'health' of your roof and the parts associated with it. For example, you may not even realize that your gutters are in bad shape. Gutters play a huge role in how your home works, as they take the water that runs off your roof and redirect it down the side of your home.
But if your gutters are in bad shape, the water and debris puddle, and can begin to damage your roof. Water damage, of course, can be both expensive and extensive. A roof inspection will always include your gutters, so you will be spared the agony of having water flood into your home through your roof.
Look for Damage to Shingles or Tiles
As a homeowner, you may think that you are diligent and that you check often to make sure you no roofing tiles or shingles are missing or damaged. In reality, this is an easy thing to forget. When you are coming home from a long day at work, the last thing on your mind will probably be taking the time to check out your roof.
An inspection does not just find the obvious, but also hidden damage. For instance, a professional might find that your asphalt shingles are beginning to lose granules. Your roof is a puzzle and when a few pieces are out of place, your entire roof will become more vulnerable.
Prepare For Hurricane Season
Living in Florida means you have plenty of sunny warm weather around the year. It also means that in late summer and fall, you enter hurricane season. Now is the perfect time for a roof inspection.
In addition to helping you find common problem, this type of inspection also ensures that your roof is hurricane ready. This is of particular importance because hurricane season last year seemed especially harsh, and it might be again this year. You need to be sure that you can provide your home with the best protection possible.
It's okay to not know everything
Sometimes, it is hard to be a jack of all trades. That doesn't mean you should stress yourself out. You can't know everything there is to know about roofs, and what needs done to make them better or last longer. That's why it is a great idea to have your roof inspected on a regular basis.
Being a homeowner, especially if you're new to it, can seem overwhelming with everything you need to do to maintain your home. But being proactive is key. Trusting experts to evaluate your roof, allows you to be confident that you are doing what is best for your home.
So let the experts come in and tell you about your roof, and what (if anything) needs to be done. That way, you can rest easier knowing that you are doing a great job of caring for your home. To schedule your roof inspection, please contact us.