A lot of homeowners mistakenly think roof inspections are a waste of money. Contrary to what some might think, however, roof inspections can save you money. A roof inspection may seem like an unnecessary expense if you’re too preoccupied with the costs.
The roofing contractors at Lexington Blue™ elaborates further below.
Fixing Minor Issues Early On
A roofing system—no matter how durable it is—is bound to suffer some form of damage because of natural wear and tear over time. And when it does, it’s best to address this relatively minor issue before it can affect other parts of your home.
The problem is it’s almost impossible for homeowners to spot the warning signs of damage until the damage has worsened. For instance, a minor leak, as long as it’s plugged immediately, shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Eventually, however, water accumulates in parts of your home, creating an environment that’s a fertile breeding ground for mold.
Roof inspections also help you gauge your roof’s estimated lifespan. As a roofing system nears the end of its lifespan, repairs and leaks become more frequent. However, there’s no need to wait until that point to begin planning for a roof replacement. Through routine roof inspections, a contractor can monitor the state of your roof and inform you of when you’ll need to replace your roof.
Don’t forget that inspections are an essential part of roof maintenance, which your insurer requires you to conduct routinely. Remember: Failure to properly care for your roof will likely be treated as negligence on your part and will most likely void your existing coverage.
Keep in mind that the warning signs of roof damage are easy to miss, so it’d be a good idea to vet a contractor before hiring them. Here’s a vetting tip: The number of certifications they have should give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
Lexington Blue, a top-rated contractor in the state, offers a wide range of professional exterior services as well as premium siding. To schedule an appointment with one of our HAAG and InterNACHI-certified inspectors, call us at (859) 368-6346 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Georgetown, KY, as well as the surrounding communities.