Most homeowners pay less attention to their roof than the rest of their home. Reasons for ignoring a roof may vary, from lack of time and experience to financial concerns. Professional contractors, however, understand that roofs and gutters need constant care to last longer.
Performing a Roof Inspection
You can perform a light roof inspection on your own, but you have to know your limits. Use a pair of binoculars to do the inspection from a distance. You can also use a ladder if your roof isn’t too high and you have someone who can assist you by holding on to the ladder. This can help you determine whether your roof or gutters need cleaning, repairs, repainting, etc.
Performing a more thorough investigation, however, is a job for professionals. The primary reason is safety. Professionals have the tools, equipment and experience to perform the inspection safely. The second and equally important reason is that they know what to look for and can discuss the solutions with you immediately in case they spot any problems.
Benefits of Professional Roof Inspections
While many homeowners prefer to address a problem when it’s already there, it pays to spend some time and money on regular inspections done by a pro. There are several reasons for this.
You save more money when you have your roof inspected regularly as professionals can nip a problem in the bud. A small leak is going to get bigger and more expensive to repair. It’s easier and cheaper to find and fix it before it becomes a huge concern. Roof and gutter issues get worse over time, affecting other parts of your home, such as your siding.
Mold can grow in areas you won’t find with a pair of binoculars. It can spread quickly and start to cause health issues. An inspection can stop this problem and your roofer will have a solution to prevent its recurrence.
Trying to do the inspection yourself can lead to damage, which your insurance isn’t likely to cover because you’re not a professional roofer. Some insurance providers will also refuse to cover a big roofing issue if it could have been prevented with a little vigilance. Whether it’s a serious roof leak repair or simple eavestrough cleaning, it’s a good idea to call a pro.
There is no price to put on your peace of mind. Knowing that your roof is in good shape will allow you to sleep better.
Trying to save money by refusing to have your roof inspected regularly might lead to more expenses in the future. Century Roofing and Siding Ltd. can help you avoid such problems. Call us today at (613) 209-2662 and get a free estimate. We offer our services in Ottawa, ON, and in other parts of Ontario.