Regular roof inspections carried out by licensed and professional roofers is an essential part of roof care. For the most part, it’s a way for homeowners to identify any problem areas, needs for maintenance, leaks and various other issues with your roof. For contractors, it’s the best way to keep ahead of any potential roof problems.
While it does have a myriad of advantages, a roof inspection can also be your opportunity to learn everything you can about your roof. New homeowners might not have all the information about an existing roof. So, an inspection could aid them in making design and maintenance decisions.
Relevant Roofing Information
There are three things you should always remember about your roof: its age, the materials used in its construction and its roof repair history. Don’t forget to talk to your professional about these things so you can better lay out a more detailed maintenance plan and keep your roof in great shape. This is especially important if you didn’t personally have this new roof installed. Knowing its age will give you a rough idea of how much is left in its lifespan.
Attic Ventilation and Insulation
One of the most overlooked parts of any effective roofing system is the attic, particularly its ventilation and insulation. During your inspection, talk to your contractor about the status of your attic, and make plans to apply adequate insulation to it to improve energy efficiency. On the other hand, ventilation helps control humidity levels and keeps your roof safe from moisture-related damage.
The Problem Areas
After the inspection, your roofing contractor will provide you with a full report on the overall condition of your roof. Don’t be afraid to ask them about any parts in the report that you might not understand completely. Give special attention to any potential problem spots that your roofer points out, and set appointments to have them repaired as soon as possible.
At Seacoast Roofing & Construction, we are your leading provider of roofing installation, maintenance and repair services. Give us a call at (214) 432-4380 for Denton, TX, (405) 242-4162 for Oklahoma City, OK, or (918) 398-9790 for Tulsa, OK to schedule an inspection. You could also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate on repairs and installations today.