The roof of your home protects you and your belongings from the elements. Regular inspections are important if your roof is to stay in good shape. Roof repair may be necessary once your roofing contractors have assessed the condition of your roof. Here are ideas on how often you should have your roofs inspected.
The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends inspecting your roof at least twice a year during the milder seasons of fall and spring to find any problems. Inspections and repairs during these seasons will also prepare your roof for the upcoming changes in temperature.
Inspecting After Major Weather Events
Once the harsh weather has subsided, inspect your residential roofing for damage that might have been caused by strong winds, heavy rain or hail. Your roof may have leaks, missing or damaged shingles, broken flashings and other concerns.
Comprehensive Roof Inspection
Roofing contractors often look for these when conducting a roof inspection: missing, loose or worn shingles or tiles; split or worn wood shingles; discoloration of roofing shingles or panels; rust or loose seams on metal roofs; collected granules from shingles in gutters; loose flashing in valleys or around chimneys, skylights and vents; blocked roof vents; mold growth; stains or dampness on the underside of roof decking; and loose or leaking gutters. Schedule a comprehensive inspection with your local roofer at least twice a year, preferably before and after winter.
Assistance From Professionals
You should call a local roofing company when you see too many granules in your gutters, missing chimney mortars or caps, and other damage that’s way beyond your repairing capabilities. It is necessary to have your roof repair done by professional roofers after they have thoroughly inspected your roof. Avoid DIY repairs or working with amateurs and storm chasers.
American Roofing, Inc. serves home and business owners in Cleveland and Mentor, OH, and in other areas around Ohio. Give us a call at (216) 226-0123.