Every year brings varying weather seasons. That means your roof takes a beating all year long from extreme temperatures, precipitation, and wind. That amalgamation of wood, steel, and roofing tiles is responsible for keeping your family safe from those outdoor elements, so why wouldn’t you want to know that it’s in good shape before the next wave of severe weather comes rolling through?
At Lightning Exteriors, we offer a complimentary annual inspection to ensure that your roof can handle whatever the weather throws. We believe it’s always a good idea to be prepared.
What Will the Inspector Look For?
Roof damage can be hard to assess if you don’t know what to look for. Damage might not be visible when you look at your roof from the ground. To fully consider what’s going on with your roof, you’ll want to climb up there and look around.
We don’t recommend climbing up on your roof. Ladder accidents and falls are some of the most common injuries in the ER. Still, if you feel comfortable doing so, a professional roofer can show you what to look for and help give you better insight into why your inspection is essential.
The most common and familiar problem is leaks in your roof. During rainstorms, if there are holes, cracks, or breaks in your roof, you’re likely to have water enter your home. It’s vital to the integrity of your home that you fix leaks as soon as they appear. Damage might be visible from the outside, but not always. Sometimes a leak will go unnoticed until it creates watermarks inside your home.
Then, the damage is no longer considered minimal and needs to be addressed immediately. Not doing so could be potentially hazardous to your health and the safety of your home. Mold and mildew like to grow in places where water is present inside your house, and the walls and ceiling can start to rot.
A roof inspection will help you find sites where water might enter your home before it can do so. It’s always a good idea to be proactive against water damage.
Your gutters help to ensure that water is directed to designated points that won’t allow it to stagnate around your roof. Getting rid of the water before it has a chance to enter your home is just as crucial as finding possible leaks. As water sits around, it can move into tiny spaces that usually wouldn’t be an issue if the water were flowing over it. Your roof inspection will also consider the state of your gutters to ensure that you won’t run into any water-related issues.
Water isn’t the only thing that can cause damage to your roof. Pests, debris, and harsh winds can also impair the quality of your roof. Termites eat wood and if left unchecked can cause severe deterioration issues. Debris and wind can rip shingles and create structural damage that may need to be repaired soon to maintain your home’s safety. A roof inspection will look for any other instances where damage might occur and ensure that you’re left with a strong roof over your head.
Most of the time, this refers to trees, but occasionally, other issues could leave your roofing company concerned. Trees near houses pose the threat of debris falling onto your roof. Other problems include the presence of larger pests, such as rodents or birds. Whatever the issue, your roof inspector will note it and ensure that they provide you with a good solution.
Every part of your home becomes more vulnerable as time goes on. Your roof is no exception. As roofs age, their structural integrity decreases, and the likeliness of damage increases. The outdoor elements are not kind to siding and roofing materials, even though many of these materials are designed to have a long lifespan.
Every hailstorm, freeze, and windy day creates stress on your roof. If you have an older roof, an inspection is a good idea. The thought of a complete replacement might be scary, but Lightning Exteriors has years of roofing experience to ensure the process is as easy as possible. We’ll work closely with your insurance to make sure you can get a new roof over your head.
Schedule a roofing Inspection Today!
If you’re worried about the state of your roof or just curious about minor issues, call Lightning exteriors to get your free complimentary inspection. Whatever problems we find, we’ll make sure to give you affordable options. There’s no need to worry when you have Lightning Exteriors on your side.