How Often Should I have My Roof Inspected

Okay. So this is not a topic you would casually explore all the time. You don’t wake up in the morning and ask your husband “How’s the roof?” or anything like that right? Thing is, the roof is something we all take for granted. Maybe because we think that it’s always been there that we don’t pay it much attention. As long as it’s doing its job and keeping us safe from the harsh world outside, it should be good enough (check this out). It doesn’t have feelings or anything so it should just do what it’s supposed to do quietly. But one day, out of the blue, it decided to make a racket.

roof-inspection-timeA gaping hole pierced through your roof and flooded the attic one stormy night. And whose fault do you think it is?

“Of course it’s the roof’s fault for being substandard!”

“No, it’s the contractor’s fault for placing a very weak roof on top of our heads!”

While your decision to pin the blame on these factors isn’t exactly wrong – after all, these factors may have very well played a part – that doesn’t make you right either. Fact of the matter is that you have a gaping hole on your roof on your watch. Damages like that don’t just pop up from thin wear. In order to get to that point, you can imagine how much pressure, force, and demand was absorbed by your roof. Even substandard materials wouldn’t give in as easily if there were no stressors. Our roof protects us from the world outside. It makes sure that we remain oblivious to the unforgiving sun, harsh winds, and freezing rains. But in order to do that, it has to keep up with everything in our place. It has to absorb everything in our place.

So if you think your roof betrayed you just because it gave in, then think about how you’ve been betraying it in return by not giving it the attention it deserves.

Unlike you, the roof is a physical, non-living object. It can’t look out for itself nor can it recuperate when it gets sick. Before you know it, it’s been damaged so bad that there’s no use pointing fingers. All you can do now is have it repaired. Call the roofing experts and have them cover up the damage or replace the roofing entirely. And you know what that means – extra, extra cost. Check this out.

Your roof services you 24 hours a day for 7 days a week. It guards your home and makes sure that nothing bad ever happens bad to it. Throughout the changing seasons, it sticks by you, protecting you from adverse weather conditions. The least you can do is to check on it every once in a while. Trust me; this is for your wallet’s sake too.

Question is, when is the right time to check on your roof?

Roof Maintenance – What You Need To Know

The very first thing that you need to understand is that maintaining your roof doesn’t have to be extremely hard. If you’re lucky, you might even get a free roof inspection. It just feels that way because you hardly know anything about how to do it. Thing is, it’s too simple that most people don’t see the reason why they should keep doing it – up until it’s too late.

When it comes to roof maintenance, all it takes is practice “mindfulness.” Every morning, when you go out to work, take a minute or two to observe your home’s exterior state. Check your roof’s condition. Check the paint. Is it starting to show signs of damage? What debris can you find sitting atop your roof? Are there any signs of unnecessary clutter that may clog your drainage pipes out there? These little things that you will notice can make all the difference in the condition of your roof. For example, when the drainage is clogged, water remains stagnant during rainy season. And water doesn’t react well with metal (assuming you have a metal roof). In fact, it corrodes it leading to weakened foundations and eventually, heavy damage.

Aside from personal inspection, it’s also wise to have professionals check your roof every one or two years. A lot can happen in a years’ time and you would want your roof to get its scheduled check-ups as you would with your doctor on an annual basis.

Erin Emanuel