Why Is It Important To Get A Roof Inspection Regularly?

Owning a home comes with its fair share of maintenance duties, with the roof often topping the list as one of the most critical areas to keep in check. A roof inspection is not just about identifying problems—it’s a proactive measure to ensure the longevity and functionality of what is arguably your home’s primary defense against the elements. Here’s why getting a professional roof inspection is an essential part of home maintenance:

A roof inspection is much more in-depth than the simple glance that most homeowners might give their roof from the driveway. The roof inspection process requires a professional roofing contractor to closely examine the condition of your roof system, documenting potential roof problems, and suggesting necessary repairs or even a roof replacement if required. Inspectors are typically looking for things such as wind damage, hail damage, missing/peeling shingles, and even damage to fittings that you may not even know are there.

Regular roof inspections help homeowners protect their investment and avoid the high costs associated with a failing roof. Here are several key reasons why these inspections are critical:

  • Preventing Water Damage: By finding and fixing leaks early, you prevent water damage and mold growth inside your home.
  • Extending Roof Lifespan: Regular maintenance based on inspection findings can significantly extend the life of your roof, delaying the substantial expense of roof replacement.
  • Saving Money: Addressing minor issues promptly can prevent more significant, more expensive problems later, keeping within a manageable price range for repairs.

At ProShield Roofing our inspection process will include multiple steps. First, we start on the ground and look the facia and siding butting up to the roof, of course documenting anything that we see (good or bad). Next, we will usually start with a drone and take ariel photos to get a general idea of the roofs condition prior to climbing on the roof. The third step in our process is going on the roof and examining the condition of the materials on the roof. Lastly, we create a report and provide that to the home owner.

Frequent roof inspections can reveal cracked, warped, missing shingles, weakened seals around roof penetrations; damaged chimney caps, and potentially a slew of other issues.

When you hire ProShield Roofing for an inspection, we will provide you with a detailed written report of our findings. This report should include:

  • Assessment of Overall Roof Condition: A summary of the current state of your roof and any immediate concerns.
  • Identification of Any Leaks or Water Damage: Noting any areas where water penetration may be occurring or has occurred in the past.
  • Inspection of Roofing Material and Structure: Details on the condition of shingles, tiles, or other materials, and any recommendations for repairs or replacement.
  • Evaluation of Roof Penetrations and Seals: Checking the seals and flashing around vent pipes, chimneys, and other penetrations.
  • Estimate of Roof Lifespan: An estimate of how much life your roof has left.

The cost of a roof inspection can vary widely depending on the type of roof, the size of the house, and the location. Some companies may charge for the inspection and deduct that cost from repairs, however, ProShield Roofing always offers free roof inspections so whenever a homeowner has a concern, it can be checked out worry free!

When selecting a roofing contractor, it’s essential to choose an GAF certified Master Elite Contractor such as ProShield Roofing. This is the highest Certification offered by GAF to only 2% of the top roofers. This ensures that you will be able to have the work on your home performed at the highest level with the best warranties. If you are interested in learning more about this certification and the warranties it enables, you can click here.