At Life Roofing, we’re proud to serve the people of Texas, and we know how important your roof is to your home. There’s a reason the phrase “a roof over our heads” is such a powerful phrase, and that sense of safety and security can’t be overstated. Our roofing contractors in Austin, DFW and San Antonio are always ready to take care of your home, no matter the circumstances.
You may not think about your roof too often, except when there’s a problem. The main issue with this approach is that once there’s a problem, you’re already behind the eight ball. By having your roof inspected annually, you can avoid those major surprises, as well as any major repairs.
1. Check For Damage
After a powerful storm moves through your area, one of your first priorities is to have your roof checked for damage. If there was wind and hail, then there’s a good chance that your roof was affected. However, what about those storms that don’t seem as bad, but that bring a lot of rain? After a summer’s worth of thunderstorms, it can be good to have your roof inspected for any signs of damage. Even if there wasn’t pounding hail, rain and wind can take their toll on your roof, and our expert team can assess any damage that was left behind.
2. Assess Your Shingles
If your home has traditional asphalt shingles, then you can usually count on them to last about 20 years. This, of course, depends on them not being damaged in a storm. If a few shingles pull away from the roof, or some get torn off in a windstorm, then the next time it rains, you could be looking at serious water damage. With an annual inspection, a local roofer can assess your shingles and see which ones need to be replaced, and if your roof is getting closer to needing to be completely redone.
3. Looking To Upgrade
Another benefit to having your roof inspected every year is that you can determine if your home is ready for a roof upgrade. Perhaps you don’t like the look of asphalt shingles, and you want to have a metal roof or wood shake shingles installed. This can be especially beneficial if you’re planning on selling your home in the near future, and you want to improve the property’s curb appeal.
By hiring a professional to inspect your roof, they can give their recommendation on what type of roofing system will be best for your home, as well as what colors will match your siding or exterior paint color.
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An annual roof inspection is a good idea for many reasons, and we hope that the three we’ve outlined in this post have given you some insight into your own roof. Even if there’s nothing major that’s discovered, you can have the peace of mind that your roof is in great shape and should continue to protect you and your family for years to come.
Contact a Life Roofing specialist to schedule your annual inspection.