Roof inspection facts

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Roofers recommend that homeowners have their roofs inspected at least once a year by a professional but the majority of homeowners never have their roof inspected until it’s developed major problems like significant storm damage or a leak. Here are some facts about roof inspections.

A roof inspection can prevent costly damage

Severe roof damage usually starts out as minor roof damage with the exception of major storms that can damage a perfectly healthy roof in a single day. Asphalt shingles expand and contract in fluctuating temperatures causing roofing nails to come lose. Shingles can become brittle and crack or warp. Small roof leaks aren’t usually caught by homeowners because the water isn’t dripping through the ceiling at that point but the leak is causing a little damage to the roof every time it rains.

Even minor storms can cause problems

Don’t assume that only a major storm can damage your room. If it gets windy enough, wind-blown debris can cause a penetration in the roof that might lead to a leak. An annual roof inspection keeps you a step ahead of roof damage and prolongs the life of your roof.

Roof inspections are often free

If you need a Spokane roofing company, don’t let the idea of cost stop you. Most roofers will perform the inspection for free in exchange for a chance at your business if any repairs are needed.

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Source: communityimpact. com/houston/tomball-magnolia/features/2017/06/01/real-estate-ask-a-roofer/