With fall in full swing in Maine, it is important for homeowners around the state to take stock of their home’s exterior, and ensure that everything is in good repair for the winter months ahead. Considering how important your roof is to the health of your home, offering protection from the elements and pests, as well as curb appeal & insulation, it is important to do everything in your power to ensure that the system is kept in good repair. One of the best, and most proactive, forms of maintenance and care you can perform on your roof is having a roof inspection. While every homeowner should try to have their roof inspected at least annually, many overlook this important task. Interested in learning more about the benefits of roof inspections? Keep reading below for more information!
The first benefit of a roof inspection is that it has the potential to protect your roof from leaks and water damage by stopping them before the rot damage has begun. A roof inspector will get onto your roof and examine the system for signs of leaks that the untrained eye would never be able to spot. Since one small roof leak can eventually lead to very expensive repairs, spotting them in a timely manner is essential for the health of your home, and it will go a long way in limiting the impact that rot has in your roof deck.
Another benefit of having your roof inspected is that it can help significantly lengthen your roof’s lifespan. By the time you notice damage to your roofing system, it is very likely that a large amount of rot has occurred in the roof deck or to your shingles themselves.
By regularly inspecting the system, you can ensure that you address any minor issues with the roof before they turn into major ones, saving you time & money on a replacement.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of a roofing inspection is that it will nearly always save you money in the long-term! A roof inspection will nearly always reveal a current issue with your roofing system, or something that’s on the verge of failure, such as flashing that’s rusting away, or shingles that are losing their granules. If your inspection reveals an issue that was going to damage the integrity of your roof down the line, having the opportunity to repair it now, before it causes damage, will save you a significant amount of money on your bills. Replacing an entire roof is far more expensive than having an inspection!
If you’re interested in replacing your home’s roof this fall, our team at Oceanside Exteriors is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (207) 310-7659 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roof replacement needs!