How Important Are Routine Roofing Inspections?
One of the biggest priorities that any homeowner has is keeping their roof in great condition, but that's not always an easy task. Determining when a roof has suffered damage can be very difficult for the average homeowner, and most won't notice problems with their roofing until they grow into major issues like roofing leaks. When problems with your roofing aren't repaired as soon as possible, they can quickly develop into very serious issues, but most people won't recognize the problems when they're smaller.
At Tri State Roofing, our West Palm Beach roofing contractors recommend that you have a routine roofing inspection performed regularly in order to find smaller issues with your roof before they have a chance to cause more damage. We know how important your roofing is your home, and how important your home is to you and your family, so we always do whatever it takes to help you keep your roofing in excellent condition. However, many homeowners don't know just how important routine roofing inspections are to their homes, so they may neglect toh ave them performed on a regular basis.
If you're unsure of whether or not a roofing inspection would benefit your home, take a look at the common questions that homeowners have about inspections:
How Often Should I Have a Routine Roofing Inspection Performed?
For most types of roofing, you should have a roof inspection performed at least once every three years. Asphalt, composite, and wood shingles should all be able to stay in good condition for three year periods most of the time, while other roofing materials, like tile, may only need an inspection once every five years.
What If I Don't See Any Problems with My Roofing?
Too often, unfortunately, what you see is not what you get when it comes to roofing. After 3-5 years, your roofing shingles may appear to be in great shape—and, in fact, the shingles themselves might actually be in great shape. However, the parts of your roofing that aren't immediately visible may have suffered damage that is quietly causing more problems. Even if things look great, your roofing could need serious repairs. Our West Palm Beach roofing contractors will be able to find and eliminate these problems before they become major issues for your home.
How Will An Inspection Benefit My Home's Roofing?
Roofs that are properly maintained have much longer lifespans than roofs that aren't cared for. Asphalt shingle roof's have the shortest lifespan of all materials, and they can last for twenty years if they receive proper care. Tile roofs could last for up to one hundred years.
Inspections performed by a qualified roofing contractor should be considered an investment. Preventative maintenance is much less expensive and much less of a hassle than emergency repairs—not to mention roof replacements.