Many homeowners don’t know that having your roof inspected should be a regularly maintenanced area for your home. Though a large feature on a home, it can be easy to forget about until it’s a little too late, and serious problems have already started. Here are some tips on when you should get your roof inspected to avoid bigger issues down the road.
A pretty obvious sign is the age of your roof. Most roofs last anywhere from 15-30 years, depending on the shingles and slope of your roof. Though it is important to get your roof checked regularly throughout that time period, if you know it’s coming up on the end of your roof's lifespan, that could mean it is time for an inspection and, moreso, a replacement.
Storms with heavy rains, winds and hail can cause serious damage to roofs, even if you can’t physically see it. Most people don’t know that you should actually have your roof inspected right after a storm to see if you should file a claim with your insurance and get the necessary repairs completed. Especially get your roof inspected if you notice any broken or deformed shingles, leaks in your attic and even damage to your flashing or gutters.
When Selling Your Home
If you’re thinking of listing your home for sale, it might be a smart idea to get your roof inspected so you aren’t getting blind-sided when a prospective buyer tries to negotiate a lower price or even a new roof. This is definitely a higher possibility if your roof needs repairs or replacing. If the repairs are minor, it could be worth getting them fixed to avoid the hassle of going back and forth with a buyer, and it makes your home look more appealing to buyers.
Roofs are a large investment, so it’s important to keep them maintenanced and do frequent inspections not only so that your insurance stays active, but also for your own financial security and safety. If you’re considering getting your roof inspected, our professionals at Cox Brothers Roofing provide free roof inspections for homeowners in the Crossroads region.