With the heat of summer gone and the winter rain yet to arrive, fall is the perfect season for a roof inspection. Regular roof inspections are a great way to extend the life of your roof, and they also ensure that water, squirrels and other pests aren’t quietly damaging your home.
Atlanta Roof Inspections Detect Small Problems That Lead To Big Repair Bills
When wind blows a tree through your roof, you don’t need to perform a roof inspection to know that it’s time to call a professional roofer. The damage is obvious.
But during the course of a regular year, even if extreme weather hasn’t hit your neighborhood, your Marietta roof can experience wear and subtle damage that can lead to pest and water intrusion. The small problems on your roof can easily go unnoticed as you race between work, baseball practice and the grocery store.
That’s why it’s important to make time for semi-annual roof inspections. By performing these examinations, you can detect critical roof problems as listed below.
- curled shingles
- loose shingles
- damaged / loose flashing
Your Atlanta roofing contractor would also suggest you look for the following potential problems on and around your roof.
- cracked / loose soffit panels
- clogged or dirty gutters
- warped ridge vents
Again, although these problem areas are small in size, each can result in costly damage and home repairs.
The Consequences Of Unchecked Roof Damage – Tales of An Atlanta Roofing Contractor
Homeowners who don’t perform routine roof inspections usually have no idea about their roof problems until they see the consequences.
Water spots, peeling wallpaper and warped hardwood floors top the list of water damage issues that can be created by a leaking roof. The cost of repairing these problems can escalate quickly, and in the worst cases, mold remediation, including demolition and re-construction of affected areas, may also be required.
Beyond water damage, cracks and holes in your roofing system can also lead to animal intrusion. Squirrels and other rodents don’t need much of an opening to gain entry to your attic. Once they get under the safe cover of your roof, they have all the time in the world to quietly bite and chew their way through your home’s wood and wiring, on their ongoing quest for food.
You probably won’t even realize you have the uninvited guests until your lights begin to flicker without cause, your cable box stops working, or you hear some loud thumps (falling squirrels) and furious scratching (panicked squirrels) going on between your home’s walls.
The next visitors you have arriving at your home are a pest control specialist, a home inspector and an electrician, with service and repair bills quickly behind.
Get A Free Roof Analysis From A Professional Atlanta Roofing Company
Findlay Roofing would like to help each of our friends in Atlanta, Marietta and across North Georgia avoid expensive home repairs and get the longest possible life from their existing roof. So, click here for more information on how you can safely inspect your roof for damage twice a year.
We also invite you to contact us anytime if you have additional roofing questions or concerns. We look forward to helping you keep a beautiful, safe and reliable roof over your home