Roofing contractors like us will never tire of reminding homeowners to have their roofs inspected. Not because it gives us something to do, but because it can actually help you, the homeowner, save money. In this blog, ReNew Home Designs takes an in-depth look at how roof inspections can save you money in the long run.
What Happens During Roofing Inspections
Asphalt shingle roofs usually need roof inspections every three years while other roofing systems like slate usually need one every five years. A thorough roofing inspection covers all parts of the roof, including areas such as valleys, roof edge and the attic. These areas are the ones that aren’t easily noticeable and can get overlooked by someone without experience in roofing systems.
After the roofing inspection, you will receive documentation on problems that will need to be addressed. One of the advantages of hiring an experienced roof company like ours for scheduled inspections is that we can recognize potential roofing problems and address them before they develop into bigger ones. We also help our customers come up with a plan on which repairs to prioritize so they can manage their budget.
How Roofing Inspections Save You Money
Simply put, smaller problems cost less to fix. Roofs are always exposed to the elements, so minor roofing damage—a gap in the starter strip, or perhaps a small hole on the roof deck—can turn into a major one in mere months. Roofing inspections encompass the entire roof structure, so not-so-obvious problems such as inadequate attic ventilation and damaged insulation will also be included and addressed if needed.
Ultimately, the cost of minor repairs and preventive maintenance are a mere fraction of the cost of replacing or repairing a neglected roof. It also makes the roof more prone to storm damage. Homeowner’s insurance can pay for most of the storm damage repair costs, this is true. But the combined cost of deductibles and temporary accommodations, not to mention trying to replace the storm-damaged property not covered by insurance, can cost more than roofing maintenance costs. Considering all of this, on top of the stress and worry brought about by these conditions and you can see how roofing inspections can save you more than just money.
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