While it would be great if signs of roof damage were obvious, the truth is that it’s not easy to determine a roof’s condition just by looking at it. This problem becomes even worse if the roof in question is attached to a property you don’t use all the time, like a vacation home, as even the visual signs of roof problems are easier to dismiss as faults in your memory. Because of this, we at Blue Ridge Roofing encourage all of our clients to get regular roof inspections. In this article, we’ll go over some of the reasons why roof inspections are so important.
- Identifying Storm Damage- One thing that roof inspections will help you find is any storm damage that may have taken place. If your roof has been affected by high winds, debris, hail, or other severe weather effects, we encourage you to arrange for an inspection as soon as possible. Storm damage can allow moisture into the rest of the structure, leading to even more severe damage unless it is corrected immediately, so early identification is key.
- Finding Leaks- Another reason why roof inspections are essential is because they allow you to find any leaks or related damage that may be affecting your property. Leaks can also lead to even further structural damage unless they are corrected early on, so it’s best to check for them regularly just to be safe.
- Checking Drainage- A third reason to get regular roof inspections is because it allows you to check the drainage of your roof. If water doesn’t drain properly off this essential structure, your property is more likely to develop leaks and other problems. Our team will check on the drainage as part of our inspection and take any steps necessary to correct any issues that we find.