Now, as roofers, we usually recommend that you put yourself on a regular schedule to help maintain your roof. However, if that’s not something you’ve done, the tips below will help you determine the best time to get a professional roofer to inspect your roof.
Too Much Time has Passed Since Your Last Inspection
Is it more than two years since you had someone inspect your roof? If so, it's a strong indication that you need to contact a roofing contractor. Your roof should be carefully examined every year to know if there are any issues. A roof inspection serves as a kind of check-up. Just like once a year, you must visit the doctor and ensure you remain healthy; a roof must undergo an annual inspection. During the review, the roofers will check for damage due to storm damage, summer heat damage or usual aging and wear and tear.
You observe any leakage in your roof
Are you noticing any leaks when it rains? Any leak big or small is of concern. If you see water dripping from your ceiling or find evidence of water damage to your ceiling or walls, it is definitely time to have a professional roofer come out and inspect the damage. The longer a leaking roof sits unrepaired, the worse the damage. You may end up with rotting beams or other severe problems.
Increase in Heating/Cooling Costs
Do you realize that your roof helps to maintain energy quality at home? When the roof is in decent shape and is well insulated, it keeps the air cool inside and the heat outside the house. If you find that your electricity costs are continually growing, your roofing or insulation may need to be looked at. Plan a roof check to see if your roof is responsible for it and discuss with your roofing provider how best to increase your roof’s energy efficiency.
After a Strong Storm
Although strong storms are rare in Southern California, they can still be powerful enough to cause damage to your roof. In fact, right before and right after storms are the busiest time for local roofers. A strong storm can cause damage to your shingles, gutters and flashing. But, did you know that most homeowner’s insurance policies cover roof damage caused by storms. That’s why it’s important to make sure you schedule an inspection soon after, especially if you notice any damage.
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