As Summer Storms Hit, Is It Time to Have Your Roof Inspected?
Summer in the Carolinas can come with some pretty harsh storms and high winds. If it has been a while since you have had your roof inspected, now is the perfect time. Since you can’t really see what is happening on top of your roof, it is important to have a professional roofing service be your eyes and ears. Not only do you want to make sure your roof is in good condition to last the next several months; you also want to check for previous storm damage, especially if a storm has recently gone through your area.
When You Should Have Your Roof Inspected
According to roofing specialists, it is a good idea to have your roof inspected at least once a year to spot any signs of damage or weakness. If your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan or you see signs of trouble, it is even more critical to have someone inspect it. The smallest things, like cracks in your shingles or missing shingles, can lead to a host of expensive repairs. And if left unaddressed for long enough, it might lead to the need for a new roof installation. When it comes to roofing issues, it is always better to be proactive than to try to repair the issues after the damage is more extensive.
If a Storm Goes Through Your Area
The reason that you pay for your homeowner’s insurance policy is to cover you if something happens. Most policies will cover natural disasters and things like roofing storm damage. But you have to spot it, be able to trace when it likely happened, and have the proof to make your claim. It can be tricky to get your roof covered if you don’t document things well enough. That is why you should have frequent inspections, especially if a storm has gone through your area. High winds and hail are a roof’s biggest nightmare, so make sure that they didn’t do damage to your roof during the last storm.
Prevention is Always Better
Typically by the time you see signs of roof damage from the ground, it is extensive and expensive. There are subtle signs, however, that might not lead to a big problem, but by addressing them early, you can stave off a big repair bill. Look around your property periodically for signs of shingles and pay close attention to your gutters to look for things like granules of roofing material that can mean your roof is breaking down. Be diligent about checking for signs of trouble, even from the ground or gutters.
A roof repair or new roof installation is a very significant investment, which is why it is always best to have your insurance company involved when possible. If it has been a while since you have had your roof inspected, now is the perfect time. And anytime a harsh storm passes through, it is a good idea to have someone take a look for documentation purposes. At Powell Roofing, we offer a free inspection to ensure that your roof is in good condition and ready to protect your home for the long summer ahead. Contact us to schedule your appointment today!