Over time, the elements from severe storms, changes in season, harsh summer sun, and the bitter, winter wind often leaves shingles in need of a professional roof inspection to assess the functionality and efficiency of your roof. Much like us, roofs also require routine check-ups at the doctor and proper care to ensure their longevity. The key to a healthy roof is schedule annual inspections and prompt roof repairs, when needed.
Studies report that overdue preventative maintenance and roofing services can limit the life expectancy by half! If your roof has fallen into disrepair, you should be covered with your extended year warranty when or if something goes wrong, right? Think again. In fact, most manufacturer warranties provide a disclaimer to void a warranty, if the roof has lacked the proper maintenance. Without proof of a roof inspection or repair, a warranty claim cannot be supported.
The 3 indicators a roof inspection is required:
- Visual damage to roofing or gutters. Following severe storms, check for damage in drainage areas. Be on the lookout for missing shingles or debris.
- Visual Water damage. This could be water spots, an aggressive leak, damp insulation, signs of mildew or moisture odor throughout the house.
- The last roof inspection was three or more years ago. It is recommended to perform professional roof inspections annually. Don’t wait for major roof damage before taking notice!
So, when is the right time for a roof inspection?
Have an annual roof inspection performed once before the threat of severe weather season and again after. If you are new to a home with an aging roof, or have not had your roof professionally inspected in several years, the right time is now! There is no need to wait until the obvious signs of roofing damage to indicate the time for an inspection.
Do you need a roof inspection?
If your roof is in need of evaluating or replacing, Tennessee Roofing can help! Give us a call today at (423) 842-8826 for the answers to all your questions about Chattanooga roof inspection and Chattanooga roofing repair.