The roof on a home IS the structural integrity. If something compromises your roof, it can expose the rest of your home contents to the weather elements. It can allow for severe water damage and wood rot that could cause parts of the structure to literally collapse if not handled in a timely manner. Therefore, it would devalue your entire home if not prevented or taken care of quickly.
The family residence is usually the largest asset and a significant investment for you and your family. Taking care of it and having your asset appreciate in value is the goal. There are numerous things that can cause an asset to become devalued. One of them is damage to your roof.
Aesthetics and Value
In order to preserve the aesthetics and value of your home, you have to have a roof that is attractive, fits the style of the home and functions properly.
If the structural integrity of your roof on the home is compromised, it may become unsafe to live in.
Sometimes roof leaks can go unnoticed or undetected for a long time. It is crucial to deal with the damage the moment you discover it. The visual damage might be a symptom of a much deeper issue.
One of the ways you can prevent any damage to your roof is to have a regular inspection performed by a local trained Roofing Company. Schedule a visit today and make sure that your investment is protected.
These are the things you want to check while preforming a roof inspection:
1. Roofing Shingles
This is an easy one. Since shingles are visible, it is simple to check. If one or more is missing, you may have a more serious problem than you think. It opens up your home to the elements. Severe weather and tree limbs are the biggest issues.
2. Damaged Granules
Asphalt shingles contain many tiny granules composed of glass pellets that reflect radiation from the sun. The roof’s underlayment can quickly deteriorate due to sun exposure if the granules are damaged or removed. It’s important to check for shingle damage at the downspouts where they empty for deposits of the granules.
3. Climb on the Roof
Physically climbing on your roof and looking for shingles that contain rips, tears and indentations. Plan on doing this in the spring and fall seasons plus after any major storms.
4. Clearing Out Trees and Debris
To protect your roof, keep your trees trimmed and away from the roofline. Make sure that other debris does not accumulate on the flat part of the roof either.
5. Check Inside Your Home
Another indication of a roof problem, is checking your ceiling for water stains, cracks, and bowing. Take a look in your attic as well. Look up regularly for a possible issue.
Contact No. 1 Home Roofing today for an appointment and/or estimate at 727-781-7663.
No. 1 Home Roofing is a family owned and operated roofing company conveniently located on US Highway 19 in Palm Harbor, Florida. We are dedicated to providing top quality workmanship and materials to ensure that your new roof is done right. We specialize in shingle, tile, and flat roof installation, repairs, and maintenance.