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The Importance of an Annual Roof Inspection

Published March 8th, 2023 by Energy Plus Home Improvements

A house's roof is estimated to last as long as 50 years depending on the materials. Roofs on the lower end of the price spectrum should last at least 20 years. However, various factors can reduce its lifespan and lead you to a necessary roof replacement. 

One of the best ways to avoid major construction on your home is to get an annual roof inspection. These inspections are meant to deal with common problems, avoid big ones later on, and help your roof cope with the natural stressors it faces. 

Here's why you need to invest in a regular roof inspection. 

Deal With Common Roof Problems

One of the reasons you want to get an annual roof inspection is so you can deal with some of the most common roof problems. These include:

  • Gutter damage
  • Leaking roofs
  • Roof cracks
  • Plant or moss growth
  • Shingles curling
  • Sagging roof
  • Water damage

Many of these issues can pop up due to things like storm winds, cold weather, or natural growth. The problem is that most homeowners are not equipped to deal with these problems. They either don't have the right tools or the right skillset. 

Maintenance is especially important if you experience inclement weather throughout the year. 

Spot Major Problems in Advance

Small issues like curling shingles and gutter damage aren't the only thing your local roofer can spot and repair. You may think that you can patch up a minor leak, but that leak will eventually become something much worse if not sealed properly.

Water-damaged ceilings can collapse and cause serious injury to residents. In addition, the moist environment allows mold and mildew to flourish. It'll cost you much more to replace your ceiling and attic structure than to repair your roof. 

Other long-term problems you can face include pest infestation, higher energy bills, and poor air quality. 

Cope With Weathering and Aging

All roofs go through some amount of weathering and aging as they protect your home.

It may need some new sealant or tiny openings may have popped up between the shingles. Unseen storm damage may have occurred. Snow and ice could easily sneak underneath your roofing material and cause water damage. 

Some of these problems may occur without any apparent side effects to the building. However, they make both your roof and your home more vulnerable. 

An annual roof inspection helps, as you can't normally see every part of your roof from the ground. Even if you use a ladder to take a closer look, you may not notice that there's a problem right in front of your face.

Schedule Your Next Annual Roof Inspection

You may be under the impression that your roof is completely fine and doesn't have any current issues. However, there are a lot of things that can go wrong when you're not paying attention. An annual roof inspection can let you know if there’s any progressing damage.

Energy Plus can help you with any of your roofing needs, as well as windows, siding, and more. Contact us to get a free estimate today. 

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