Your home's roof is the first line of defense in extreme weather. Waiting until the first sign of damage appears in the ceiling or roof could mean facing much larger problems. Early detection of roof leaks or other damage is the answer to avoiding more serious roof damage in the future. Having your roof periodically inspected can avoid costly repairs.
According to Angie's List, their researchers found that roof inspection costs range from free to $200. If you just want to check the condition of your roof, you'll probably have to pay for a general maintenance inspection. Sometimes an inspection may include some minor repairs. Also some inspectors charge more to include an interior, attic-view roof check.
Scheduling a "peace of mind" roof inspection every one or two years can catch potential roofing problems before they become bigger. Oftentimes it is helpful to get a professional estimate of how much useful life your roof might have left. Even if there are repairs required, it could save you the cost of replacing your roof by extending the life of your old one.
Here are some things an inspector will examine:
Also, treatment for moss and lichen needs to be initiated in the fall so that it can be completed by the next spring. The treatment can be working during the winter months and the dead lichen can be swept or rinsed off in the spring.
If you feel that your roof has been compromised or for seasonal inspections, especially if your roof is over ten years old, call your insurance company. They may cover the cost of repairs and your agent will arrange for a qualified roof inspector to examine the roof and make a determination.
A roof inspection gets broken into four facets: structure, materials, interiors, and workmanship.
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Derek Joye has been roofing homes and businesses in the Midlands for over 20 years.