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How Skipping Your Roof Inspection Could Lead to Big Problems

Roof Inspection Miami, FLThe entire function of your roof is to safeguard your home from the elements. It is literally the first line of defense.

Even with everything that gets thrown at it, the average lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof is 20 years, depending on the amount of care invested into it. And that’s shorter than the longevity of other types of roofing materials.

Obviously, that means that to protect your investment, you have to be willing to schedule regular service for it, like inspections. Yet the typical homeowner fails to do so on a regular enough basis.

What You Need to Know About Roofing Inspections

Your roofing inspections should be scheduled twice annually, once in the fall and once in the spring. However, at least once a year is vital. You should also have one scheduled following any severe storm activity.

Obviously, the main purpose of the inspection is to locate any existing problems, especially those not easy to detect with an untrained eye. The older the roof, the more important this is. However, newer roofs require them in order to maintain the warranty coverage you have and, without ongoing roofing inspections, you will lose.

So what are some common issues that may be discovered during this type of examination?

Locating shingle granules in the gutter means the shingles are in poor condition.

Loose, damaged or absent roofing material.

Something compromising the ventilation, or blocking it completely, and not allowing for the roof to breathe properly.

Shingles or tiles that are split, curled or blistered.

Problems with flashing, such as corrosion. Unfortunately, oftentimes, it is during an inspection homeowners are made aware there is no flashing present, at all.

Sagging that has occurred between the rafters or near the ridges.

Of course, that’s not all, but this should give you a good idea of the myriad of things that can go wrong with your roofing. It is a common misconception that unless the roof starts leaking, you don’t need to call in a professional. The point of the inspection is to prevent leaks from ever being able to form, in the first place.

Getting Thorough Results

Smart locals know to call on Affordable Contractors, Inc. for the Roofing Inspection methods we offer. We believe in providing the most thorough of services, in order to help our customers get the best in performance and longevity, from their roofing. Contact us today in order to schedule your roof inspection and maintenance and keep your roof, and home, protected.

If you need a roof inspection in Miami, please call us today at 305-652-0300 or complete ourĀ online request form.

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