Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. The roof doesn’t just keep rain from coming into your home. It also protects your home by acting as a fire and wind break. Your home is only as safe and secure as your roof, so it’s important to take its condition seriously. As such, you should have your roof inspected from time to time. Here’s a guide to help you.
When you buy a home
Anytime you buy a new home you should have the roof inspected. The roof inspection will confirm the age of the roof and let you know if you need to think about replacement. It will also bring to light any problem areas so that they can be repaired before they become big problems.
After a hurricane or strong winds
Florida can be home to some severe winds and tropical storms. You should have your roof inspected after each major storm event. High winds, hail, or pounding rains could pull up or tear off shingles, create holes in the roof, or allow leaks into the home. If you fail to get a roof inspection after a storm, it could lead to further damage.
In the late fall
By the end of November, hurricane season is over; and, in fact, you’ll see little rain for a couple of months at least. During this dry spell is a great time to get a roof inspection. Your roofer can make small repairs while the weather is clear, and they’ll be able to make sure you are prepared for the next storm season.
If you are interested in getting a professional roof inspection, contact us today to schedule.