The spring season is ideal for doing home maintenance tasks such as roof inspections, thanks to warmer temperatures and better visibility. If you haven’t scheduled one yet, read on as local roofing and new construction contractor Ritco Group, Inc. discusses the reasons why you should schedule a roof inspection this season.
How Do Roofing Inspections Work?
It’s important to note that roofing inspections are different from scheduled roofing maintenance appointments. Roofing inspections involve scrutinizing every inch of the roof, paying attention to signs of wear and damage, such as loose shingles, worn-out or missing flashing, and cracked seals. Inspections can be conducted from the ground, using a good pair of binoculars.
Just as important is making sure that the problems found during the inspection are fixed by a roofer. The longer these problems are left exposed to the elements, the worse they will get — and the greater the corresponding repair cost will be, whether it’s an old roof or roofing new construction was just completed in the past year.
Benefits of Working With a Pro
While you can choose to inspect your roof for free and at your convenience, having a roofing professional inspect your roof offers some advantages:
- Streamlined process. Roofers know what to look for during an inspection, as well as identify which parts will require repair. All of this helps streamline the process and save you time.
- Prepares the roof for the season. Some homeowners put off roof repairs after inspection and forget about it until storms start hitting the area. Having a roofer inspect and repair the roof right after can help ensure preparedness for the coming seasons. It may even help extend the roof’s service life.
- It’s safer. As discussed above, roofing inspection can be done from the ground. It’s not just for convenience, but also for safety. Climbing a roof without training and safety gear will put you at a great risk of injury. Roofers, on the other hand, are trained for climbing and are equipped with proper safety gear.
Ritco Group, Inc. is one of the most trusted local roofing companies serving Columbia, Franklin and Brentwood, TN. If you need to have your roof inspected, give us a call at (931) 381-0175 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.