The Early Warning Signs: Protecting Your Roof

One of the most important tasks for a homeowner is making sure you keep your roof in good condition so that you can avoid costly repairs and replacements. It can be easy to neglect and forget about your roofing because it’s not something you might take the time to study and look over every day. On top of that, there are many homeowners that think that they will be able to easily spot a problem with their rooftop and get a repair before it’s too late.

Only issue with this approach? Even some experts occasionally miss out on spotting potential problems with roofing. That’s right! You need training, skills and lots of hands on experience to have a better understanding of what to look for when it comes to your roof maintenance and repair needs.

Detecting problems early is key to being able to save the structural integrity of your roof and save yourself money in the long run. Want to know some often overlooked early warning signs you should keep an eye out for? Here we go!

Repairs That Aren’t Executed Properly

This is definitely one of the worst because it means the homeowner hired someone to get the job done correctly. Unfortunately though, there is not much you can do to prevent it except make sure whoever you hire is responsible and professional.

Too many bad roofing contractors bid on a job then cut corners because they will still get paid for completing the job whether it was done correctly or not, and besides, it will be a long time before anyone discovers what they did.

Don’t let this happen to you! Cheaper does NOT mean better! Take the time to really look into a roofing companies old jobs and make sure they have a good record when it comes to roofing.

Storm Damage

It’s hurricane season! However, any season can cause storm related damage. Whether it be wind, hail, heavy rain for an extended period of time, ice or snow, be prepared for fallen trees and other seasonal storm hazards.

Make sure following any weather related events you have your roof inspected for possible damages from a certified roofing contractor. The window for filing an insurance claim is not very big and you do not want to end up paying for these damages yourself as sometimes, depending on the damage, it can get pricey.

Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance can help you avoid a lot of roof-related issues. If you really want to stay on top of your roof, you should schedule an annual inspection of your roofing. You should also plan on having a professional inspection after any severe storm.

There are many things that go wrong with your roof after an extended period of time without maintenance that leads to very costly repairs. Because of this, you need to be on top of taking care of it on a regular basis. Mildew, sagging and large holes as well as leaks and missing or broken shingles are usually clear indicators of a roof that has been neglected. Don’t neglect your roof. Show it some love and save money with regular maintenance and inspections.

Now that you have some early warning signs under your belt, keep an eye out and save money on your investment.

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