Although Triad and Greensboro roofers may not agree on the best brand of roofing or type for our area, most agree that annual roofing inspections help your roof last. Regular inspections benefit you by catching small issues before they become big problems. Additionally, those annual inspections mean you’re maintaining your roof as well.
What Happens in an Annual Inspection
During an annual roofing inspection, your roofer will look for any signs of damage or deterioration that may lead to a roof leak. Things like missing, curled, bent, or misaligned shingles are often easily spotted from the ground, but there are many things that take a trained eye to find. Some things roofers look for are deteriorating boots around your vents, failing flashing, and raised nails in the shingles. They can also let you know if you have hail damage or algae growth. Some roofers will also evaluate your gutters, advise a gutter cleaning if necessary, and let you know if your fascia, soffits, or chimney need repair.
Commercial Roofing Requires Inspections Too
Building owners and managers should consider commercial roof inspections twice a year for flat roofs and once a year for steep slope roofing. Flat roofs are much more susceptible to water pooling, people and animals causing damage, and deterioration. Pooling water not only speeds deterioration but also adds stress to the roofing structure as standing water is heavy. If roof damage leads to a roof leak, your business can suffer inventory damage and inconvenience your customers and employees.
Why Greensboro Roofers Recommend Roofing Inspections
Your roof is your home or business’s first defense against rain, hail, wind, and snow. Without those regular inspections, a small problem that only impacts your roof may cause damage throughout your home. A water leak can damage walls, ceilings, and even your flooring. When your attic insulation gets wet, it doesn’t do its job and can allow ice dams to form and decrease it’s efficiency.
Greensboro roofers may not agree on the best roofing brand, style, or type but they do agree that regular inspections benefit the homeowner. Call Cooley Roofing and Construction at (336) 766-6488 to schedule your inspection or roof repair estimate today.