As we reach adulthood, we understand the importance of caring for the cars we drive. A vehicle is a substantial investment and the goal is to get the longest lifespan out of what you’re driving. A car that never has routine maintenance, rarely gets its oil changed and never has its tires rotated is guaranteed to quit far sooner than a car that’s taken care of.
It’s simple common sense.
Yet at the same time, most homeowners fail to recognize the importance of caring for and maintaining their roofing systems. For most, the only time they think about their roof is when there’s a problem. (It is, after all, impossible to ignore a leak when a leak has finally sprung.)
You may have heard the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That same adage can be applied to the way you think about your roof.
Roofs should be inspected twice a year
Most contractors agree that your roofing system should receive semi-annual inspections. Once in the spring (before the weather starts to get hot) and once before winter (before the weather turns frigid.) During the inspection the contractor will check for signs of damage and/or signs that shingles need to be repaired or replaced.
Just because your naked eye can’t see damage from the ground, doesn’t mean damage doesn’t exist. And while some homeowners question whether they can do the inspection themselves, this is a silly jo to tackle; a reputable roofer will provide you with an inspection for free.
Why risk hurting yourself when a professional can help you with the job? You should also know that a roofer will be trained to know what types of things indicate damage; if you inspect your roof on your own, there’s a good chance you’ll miss something.
Now that we’ve covered semi-annual inspections, you should also contact a roofer after a significant storm. Roofing systems are often damaged during wind and hail storms; if it’s determined that something needs to be repaired, there’s a good chance your homeowner’s insurance policy will cover the cost. In most cases, the roofer will be able to work with your insurance carrier directly, and they’ll be able to help handle insurance claims.
Free roof inspections in Denver
If you need help with a roof inspection in Denver or you have additional questions about why you should have one done, we can help. At Pioneer Home Solutions we have years of experience in helping local homeowners with roof inspections on all types of homes. Regardless as to the type of material you have on the top of your house, we’ve seen it and we’ve worked on it.
When it comes to hiring a roofer, we understand you have a number of choices. When you choose our company you can rest assured you’ll be choosing the best. For more information or to schedule a free, no-cost inspection, call us today to get started.