When you own a home there are problems that may surface as time goes on. It is important to take care of these problems as they come up, but to also be proactive. Taking the time to maintain your home will help you save time, money, and energy in the long run. When it comes to your home’s roof you should never wait till a problem occurs. Instead, getting your roof inspected regularly will benefit the health of your home.
Know Your Roof
When getting to know your roof it is important to know the material your roof is made with, especially if your current roof was already installed when you moved into your home. That may be easier said than done as roofing materials vary in sizes, shapes, and benefits. Your roof can be comprised of asphalt shingles, composite shingles, wooden shingles, even tile. Once you know the material that makes up your roof you can understand the best plan for your roof.
With that being said, your roof should be inspected by you regularly. In the case you do find shingles missing or shifted, contacting an inspector should be next up on the to-do list. Your gutters are another way to tell if your roof needs to be checked out. If you find shingle debris in your gutters it is a sign that your roof has sustained wear and tear and you should contact a professional to take a look. Informal checks on a regular basis will help you better understand when you need to consult a professional.
Timing is Key
Once you notice that there is an issue with your roofing a professional should be contacted as soon as possible. However, when it comes to regular inspections you can make sure the timing is just right. Great timing would be before and after the harsher seasons that may bring unexpected weather. For residents of Delaware that includes nor-easters that may roll through your neighborhood. Storms can pose a great threat to your roof making inspections even more important during these seasons.
How Often Do You Need to Inspect Your Roof?
Composite, Asphalt, or wooden shingles should be inspected every three years. This time interval is a great way to ensure that your roof and shingles are in good condition on a consistent basis. The general rule of thumb is to have your roof inspected no later than three years. Obviously, if you suspect damage or wear and tear contact a professional as needed. What about tile roofs? Tile roofs are more durable so the time frame is different. It is ideal to have your tile roof inspected every five years.
Contact Pro Exterior
If your home’s roof has sustained damage or wear and tear do not wait any longer contact us for an inspection! Our professional team has been working on both commercial and residential roofing for years now. Pro Exterior has the skills and knowledge to get your roof back in tip top shape. To get started give us a call at 302-664-1700 or fill out a contact form on our website. We look forward to working with you!