Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 by Annesta Malcolm
Dealing with anything involving roofing may seem like a complex mundane task, especially before a storm is threatening to wreak havoc on your neighborhood. It may seem unnecessary and you may tell yourself, “What a complete waste of time. My roof is okay. I can put off getting that roof inspection until after the storm is gone.” While it may seem that way, a roof repair can be costly, tedious, and way more trouble than it’s even worth. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
A quick inspection by a few qualified roof contractors could bring you peace of mind. They will come to your house and inspect everything including the roof shingles and whether or not your roof is in danger of inquiring any leaks. They will also inspect whether your roof will be able to withstand the weight of a tree or any other large debris that it may have to withstand depending on the size of the storm. If they find discrepancies, they will inform you of the problem and some companies may even fix the issues free of charge depending on the severity of the issue at hand.
All repairs needed, whether minor or extensive, couldn’t compare to the cost of having your roof cave in or the physical and emotional toll damage like this could potentially have on your loved ones. It may help to do your own inspection on top of theirs to ensure nothing is left out. If you have concerns about something you see, you may discuss it with your contractors and see what might be the best solution to have it fixed before the storm arrives. It would also benefit you to have a secondary roof inspection after the storm has passed to see how much, if any, damage has been done. This is beneficial because if your roof has taken any hits, you may be reimbursed for the cost of the first inspection done by the roof contractors. If it is something they missed the first time around that could have been preventable, they may again repair the damages free of charge.
Check the inside of your home for leaks in the ceiling as this could be a sign of a major problem and you would likely want to discuss this with your contractors. While a storm is the best time to have your roof inspected, regular inspections between all types of weather and all seasons will keep you, your home, family, and wallet well protected.