As your roof approaches the end of its life span, preventive maintenance becomes even more important. Annual roof inspections and periodic check-ups can identify common problems, allowing your roofing contractor to perform the needed repairs and extend the life of your roof. Most experts recommend scheduling a professional service visit at least once a year but the frequency mainly depends on the type of roofing material you have.
Like any other home improvement projects, there’s a right and wrong way to carry out inspections on your roof. Here are a few of the best pieces of advice our professionals at Northwest Construction have about this necessary maintenance practice.
Roof Inspections Are Not DIY Projects
It’s tempting to simply put up a ladder and check the roof yourself, perhaps even attempt to do some basic roof repair procedures. This is a bad idea for two main reasons: one, you’re probably not qualified, and two, there is a serious risk of injury from falling off a roof.
Identifying Trouble Spots
A professional roofer would be able to correctly diagnose any issue you might have on your roof. Some problems like hail and wind damage may not be readily visible to even the most enterprising homeowner. Trusting a certified and licensed expert will not only help you fully identify roofing problems, but they will also be able to carry out the necessary repairs to address them adequately.
Medical expenses from falling accidents aside, choosing to go with an expert to handle all the problems in your roof and gutters can save you more money in the long run. Aging roofs will often require more frequent repairs and their costs add up over time. Have your roof professionally checked once a year or after some heavy storm to help keep it good shape.
At Northwest Construction, we are your leading provider of roof maintenance, repair and installation services. Fill out our online contact form to talk to our experts and schedule a no-obligation consultation right in the comfort of your own home or business. You can also give us a call at (313) 277-7676 to request a free quote for your project today. We serve homeowners in West Bloomfield, Dearborn, and Taylor, MI.