Why Do You Need Professional Roof Inspection?
No other part of your home sees abuse as bad as your roof. Whether it rains or shines or anything in between, your roof is tasked with protecting your home from the elements. Roofs are built to last but damage also accumulates so it is important to get yours checked regularly. Who should do the checking? That’s a task best left to the professionals because:
Reason # 1 – They know what to do
More than just carrying out a roof check, it is important that it is done right because you rely on an inspection to get a good grasp of the current state of your roof. You’re not a professional roofer so this means that you have limited knowledge, if you have any at all, about your roof and the many possible problems it could be facing. A good roof inspection requires a thorough check on the entire roof. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re defeating the purpose of doing a roof inspection in the first place. Professionals have the necessary skills and experience needed to carry out a roof inspection properly, ensuring that you are provided with an accurate assessment of your property.
Reason # 2 – They have the right tools
Without the right tools, you can only do a preliminary assessment from the ground, mostly spotting only glaring problems, like heavy damage from a storm, for instance. A thorough inspection requires a good view of a roof, meaning you have to be up there to do a proper check. Professionals can do this because they have the right tools and equipment for the task. Aside from allowing them to carry out a roof inspection properly, having the right tools and equipment also helps to ensure that the task is accomplished safely.
Reason # 3 – They are familiar with your roof
Not every homeowner knows their roof inside out. For example, metal roofs are not built to support weight. If you didn’t know this and you chose to climb up your roof to inspect it, it’s likely that you won’t be walking along support beams, leading you to cause further damage on a metal roof. Professionals live and breath roofs so they have more than a good grasp of the intricacies of various roofing materials, allowing them to approach an inspection in the best way possible.
Getting Reliable Roof Assistance
It’s actually easy to find a roofing professional. What you’re going to have to put some work into is finding the right one to entrust your roofing inspection to. Given experience is important in properly assessing a roof, make sure that you choose a professional with a lot of years under their belt. Don’t forget to check testimonials from old customers as well. Different homeowners will have different needs but you’ll know that a roofing contractor will be likelier to provide you with good results if a lot of previous customers are satisfied with them.
Greg Tittle is the owner of Tittle Brothers Construction, a home construction company that operates in Detroit and Lincoln Park, Michigan. Formerly in the US army, he started his career in the industry in the early ‘90s. Gregg values family bonds and spends most of his free time with his relatives and friends. Check out the company blog for updates from him!