It’s something we often say about roofs: Most people don’t think about the roof over their heads until they really need it. We want people to be proactive when it comes to their roofs, because regular roof inspections are essential for preventing major repairs and for catching damage that can worsen and lead to an early roof replacement.
In the guide below, we’ll delve into how often you need roof inspections and identify situations that warrant immediate attention. Thanks to this information, you’ll know when you need to call the experts at Reign Roofing to schedule roof inspections in Katy, TX.
The Importance of Regular Roof Inspections
These regular inspections are a crucial part of preventive maintenance for the roof. Our experts can identify minor issues before they worsen. This includes locating small leaks, damaged shingles, dented flashing, and other problems that don’t cost much to fix when small.
Prolonging Roof Lifespan
You’ll have a longer life from your roof thanks to regular inspections because you’ll know when and where to have repairs to address problems that may force an early roof replacement.
Protecting Your Home’s Value
Scheduling regular inspections contributes to the overall value of your house. You’ll keep your home looking at its best, making it more appealing and protecting its resale value.
How Often Should You Schedule Roof Inspections?
Once a Year
If you want to know the standard timeline for roof inspections, we recommend you have them done each year. In some cases—such as an older roof—we may recommend having biannual inspections, first in spring and a second inspection in fall.
After Severe Weather Events
After experiencing severe weather events such as storms, hurricanes, or hail, it’s crucial to have a professional roof inspection. High winds, hail, and debris can cause damage that may not be immediately visible.
Following a Tree or Object Impact
If a tree limb or any other object falls onto your roof, schedule an inspection right away. Even if you can’t see any damage from the fallen object, you must have a professional assess the structural integrity and identify potential hidden issues.
When Notable Changes Occur
If there are any major changes to your property (chimney repairs, installing solar panels, putting in a new HVAC system, adding a swamp cooler), we recommend a roof inspection to ensure the roof’s integrity.
Signs That Your Roof Needs Immediate Attention:
The moment you notice water stains on the ceiling on the floor right beneath the roof, call us right away for an inspection to locate the leak and repair it.
Missing or Damaged Shingles
If you do a visual inspection of your roof and notice missing or cracked shingles, it’s time to have experts inspect the roof to see if it has sustained additional, unseen damage.
A sagging roof warns of structural issues that need immediate attention. Sagging could be due to water damage, rot, or inadequate roof deck support.
Granule Buildup in Gutters
Excessive granules collecting in the gutters indicate the shingles are deteriorating. This may be a sign that your roof is almost at the end of its lifespan and needs replacement.
Remember, when in doubt, consult with our professional team—we’re always glad to help.
Contact Reign Roofing today to schedule a roof inspection in the Houston and Austin areas. Redefining the Roof Buying Process!