When you first look at a house, what do you look at first? The garage? The front door? If the first thing you notice is NOT your home’s roof you are not alone. In fact, for many homeowners it’s often the last thing they think about. After all, if it is out of sight it’s out of mind, right?
The only problem is that looking up and at your roof can help you spot damage which and since most people don’t do it, they often let roof damage linger for months. This leads to expensive repairs.
Most people don’t notice their roof until it’s too late or something major changes it or you start to notice water stains on your ceiling.
Your roof is more than just color and style – it is the protection your house needs. All it takes is one missing shingle to let water enter your house. If caught early, small damage can be fixed and prevent massive repair bills.
From the ground you may only be able to see certain parts of your roof but it’s important to still look up. If you can see missing shingles, there is likely to be more damage that you can’t see.
Common Signs Of Roof Damage
Looking at your roof from the ground level of your home will not replace the importance of a yearly roof inspection, however, it is good to do this from time to time. Here’s what to watch out for:
- Missing shingles
- Uneven roof texture – look for bubbling or curling areas
- Roof leaks or indoor signs of damage
- Granular loss – usually seen gutters or driveway of a home
Seeing Signs Of Roof Problem?
Costly repairs are preventable and the easiest way to do that is to call for a professional roof inspection right away if you think you might have a roof problem. In addition, getting a yearly roof inspection can do wonders for your home. Here’s how:
Roof Inspection Will Find Water Damage
A good homeowner will get an inspection after every storm so you can later rest assured that your roof is intact. And if it’s not, you can get it fixed before the next storm! A real professional will not only check the roof, but also your attic. This is where the water damage would first show up.
Save You Money
If you get a roof inspection yearly, you’re fixing your roof as it happens. This is better than the other method of ignoring it until it becomes a problem, and by then it’s too late to fix. At that point, you’ll probably need a new roof entirely! Instead, get a yearly inspection and have a professional help you.
Help Spot Storm Damage
If you get a yearly inspection, this will help with your insurance and any claims you have to file since you’ll have a history of reports about your roof. This is especially useful for those who live in storm prone areas like Texas.
Increase Roof Life Expectancy
Making minor repairs is more feasible and easier on your wallet than getting a brand new roof every couple of years. The average price for a full roof replacement is over $10,000! Save money by doing repairs as needed.
Schedule a roof inspection here or call us at 972-782-5489!