The Importance of Annual Roof Inspections in the New Year

Why should you inspect your roof?

In Florida, our roofs truly take a beating. From the severe summer storms, to the scorching summer sun, we expect a lot from our roofs. In order to keep your roof in the best condition possible, it should receive a thorough inspection every 12 months. Not only can annual roof inspections give you peace of mind that your home is protected and dry, but it can save you money in the long run. We’ve complied a list of reasons why it’s important to keep the top of your home top-of-mind by scheduling an annual roof inspection.

Less costly repairs

Catching roof damage early through annual preventative care inspections can help lower repair costs and keep small problems from growing into big ones down the road. Even if your roof is on the newer side, or hasn’t had any visible issues to date, it is always a good idea to have your roof inspected to catch minor issues before they become major ones.

Lower energy bills

An annual inspection will check for any cracks and damage that could prevent your roof from diverting wind, rain, and heat away from your home. A weaker roof doesn’t insulate your home the way it should – thus, your cool air may be escaping and leaving your AC unit working overtime. By helping to maintain your home’s internal temperature, your roof will save you money each month on utility bills.

Stronger protection

Annual roof inspections will discover vulnerabilities and areas of exposure that can be reinforced before the next severe weather season. More so, homeowners may not realize there is an issue until they can visually see an issue from the ground or there is a visible leak inside the house. However, water can be infiltrating your attic and damaging the internal components of your home BEFORE mold or water becomes visible.

Healthy home

If a leak is jeopardizing the structure of your home, it will start jeopardizing the health and safety of your house as well. By stopping leaks before they become visible, you will keep dangerous mold from the inside of your home. Do you really want your family breathing in mold spores?

What does a professional roof inspection look like?

Once-a-year inspection by a roofing professional will ensure your roof enjoys the longest life possible. A professional annual roof inspection can identify and address costly roof damage such as:

  • Cracked, chipped, missing or loose tiles
  • Crumbling, curling, chipped, brittle, or broken shingles
  • Shingles with significant granule loss
  • Algae, fungus, or mildew growth and/or stains
  • Debris gathering on the roof
  • Weakened, damaged, or missing roof flashing
  • Sunken roofing
  • Pooling of water and potential for leaks
  • Roof punctures
  • Manufacture defects

 

The Roof Commander RoofPledge Protection Plan includes a 17-point inspection that will evaluate the following:

  • Drip Edge
  • Valley Flashing
  • Roof to Wall “Step” Flashing
  • Counter “Headwall” Flashing
  • Chimney Flashing
  • Chimney Crickets
  • Dead valleys
  • Bath Vents
  • Kitchen Vents
  • Plumbing Stacks
  • Skylights
  • Solar Tubes
  • Solar Panel mounting brackets
  • Gutters
  • Turbine Vents
  • Power Mast
  • Cupola’s

Quality Roofing Services

You can stay on top of your roof’s health without getting on top of your roof by contacting the roofing experts at Roof Commander. Experienced in all types of roof inspection, repair, and maintenance, we will act fast to preserve the health of your roof.  More so, our RoofPledge Protection Plan is designed to assist you with your specific roofing needs.

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