Do You Need Your Roof Inspected?
Roof inspections in Houston are essential to maintaining your roofing system. Periodic preventative maintenance optimizes the life of your roofing system. Most warranties require roofing systems be adequately maintained.
How often should I get my roof inspected?
The frequency at which you should inspect your roof is dependent on several different factors, like what your roof is made of and what type of weather conditions your roof has been exposed to through the course of the year.
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NCRA) says that preventative maintenance is critical to residential roofing system performance and recommends a self-check at semi-annually preferably in the spring and fall, in addition to professional inspections.
Additionally, your roof should be inspected whenever severe weather has occurred, whether that is a strong storm, hurricane, hailstorm, tornados or windstorm.
Why do I need a roof inspection?
The benefits and advantages of having your residential roof inspected are that simple routine maintenance ensures satisfactory post-installation performance. According to the NCRA, a formalized maintenance program offers the following benefits:
- It helps to identify problems early when they can be corrected relatively quickly and before becoming widespread.
- Inspections can reveal sources of leaks before they occur.
- Response time to address leakage is significantly reduced.
- Maintenance allows for a planned approach to roof management and future roof-relayed costs.
What to look for during a roof inspection?
A preventative maintenance roof inspection should consist of a thorough visual inspection fo the roof, chimney, and sidewalls. Look for abnormalities such as signs of detection or gaps.
One thing to look for on asphalt shingle roof systems is shingle curling or splitting, which is a sign of deterioration. Also look for any dislodged or missing shingles, these must be replaced or repaired.
During a maintenance inspection, foreign debris that has accumulated on the roof needs to be removed, especially debris that has accumulated around valleys, gutters, and roof drains.
Should I inspect my roof?
Typically a roof inspection occurs from both the ground and a ladder. You can inspect the roof from the ground a pair of binoculars can help spot potential trouble areas.
For a more thorough roof inspection, it is best to get on the roof with a ladder.
We don’t recommend homeowners walk on the roof unless they have experience and the proper equipment to do it safely.
What happens if you find something wrong during the inspection?
If during the inspection it is revealed that your roof needs repairs, we will recommend that you take immediate action to perform repairs. We will provide you with an affordable quote to fix your roof.
Can I fix my roof myself?
Of course, you can fix your roof yourself. However, we recommend that you don’t take on repairing your roof unless you are experienced, have the proper training, and safety equipment.
Should I get my roof inspected periodically?
Houston roofers feel it is essential to retain a professional roofing contractor, like us, to perform periodic roof inspection and preventative maintenance and any necessary repairs.
If properly maintained, you can expand the life of your roof. A well-kept shingle roof can last thirty years without needing to be replaced. If you have your roof frequently inspected by a professional, a quality roof can protect the interior of your home from damage and boost curb appeal.
Hiring us to perform regularly scheduled maintenance relives you of the responsibility and risks associated with conducting inspections and repairs on your own. A long-term maintenance program allows us to inspect, maintain, remove rooftop debris, and repair the roof at one time.
Whether or not you hire Tapia’s Roofing & Repairs, we encourage you to conduct periodic preventative maintenance inspections on your home’s roofing system.
Our team is ready to give your roof the care it needs.
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