Severe weather conditions have the potential to cause significant damage to your roof, and the storm doesn’t have to leave you with missing shingles or other obvious signs of destruction to be the problem. During the springtime and early summer you could frequently experience strong storms, the damage to your roof is so gradual that you don’t notice it until it’s too late. Of course, you do not need a professional to find large leaks, but other forms of water damage can be impossible to find with the naked eye. This could prevent you from dealing with the problem before additional leaks begin to appear. Having a professional inspection could help prevent this. These inspections let professionals detect moisture damage and problems with the structure of the roof that would have gone unrepaired otherwise. Having possible damage assessed by a professional roof inspector may result in adding years of life to your roof. Here’s why:
We can help with your Insurance Claim
It’s likely that your homeowner’s insurance policy carries a clause that provides for the coverage of roof damage caused by storms, and you’ll have a better chance of making a successful claim if you have a damage report by a roofing professional. A roof inspector can provide your insurance company with a realistic estimate of how much it will cost to repair the damage to your roof. In fact, most insurance companies will not accept a claim that has not had a professional inspection.
It’ll Help Catch the Small Stuff
Small stuff has a way of turning into big stuff when it comes to issues with roofs. For instance, a tree branch that falls during a storm may not produce any damage that’s noticeable to the untrained eye, but a professional inspector can easily catch site of a small problem that will grow into a much larger one if it is left unrepaired. For instance, a shingle that has come slightly loose as the result of a storm is really easy for the average person to overlook, but several storms later, the damage may be escalated to the extent where it’s extensive and expensive.
Extend the Life of Your Roof
Performing routine inspections of your roof, allows you to limit the damage that is slowly occurring in your roof. Regular inspections and minor repairs will help to extend the life of your roof. Simply by preventing damage, will reduce the time and money you will spend on repairs in the future.
Getting a comprehensive roof inspection report that details problem areas with pictures and repair estimates could be a life saver. It could be used for: an understanding of the expected damages; documentation to support claims to the insurance company; having the peace of mind knowing you have eliminated all roof problems before they become a much more serious problem.
So contact Josh Smalling Roofing and Restoration for a roof inspection now. Who knows, maybe we can save you from needing major roof repairs in the near future.