In the springtime, homeowners generally prepare their homes for warmer weather by turning on their sprinkler systems and having their air conditioners serviced and checked. In the fall, they have their sprinkler systems blown out, rake leaves and have their furnace serviced and checked in preparation for the winter weather to come. One aspect of spring and fall maintenance and cleaning that many homeowners may forget is their roof. Most Essex County roofers recommend that homeowners have their roofs professionally inspected twice per year: once in the spring and once in the fall. These inspections will help catch small problems before they become large ones and potentially save the homeowner money in the long run.
While many homeowners mistakenly believe that a roof inspection is an easy DIY job, it is not. It can be costly to a homeowner. Many homeowners are severely hurt from falls sustained while trying to inspect or repair their own roofs. Roofing professionals are used to being on roofs and know the proper body mechanics to use to help them remain safe. They also have the right equipment, such as roof boots, special ladders and safety harnesses, to keep them safe. With safety in mind, it is best to leave roof inspections to the professionals.
The roofers from All Professional Remodeling of Essex County NJ can assist you with any questions regarding roofing, gutters or skylights.
In addition, roofing contractors know what to look for when it comes to diagnosing roof problems. Most homeowners only have a basic idea of how a roof functions and what is outside the range of normal for how a roof should look. Roofing professionals have the experience and knowledge to recognize even the smallest of symptoms that can lead to bigger problems. This makes investing in a professional roof inspection well worth the money.
A professional roofing inspection will involve both the exterior and the interior of the home. On the inside, the contractor will assess the attic space for damage and moisture as well as any sunlight that shouldn't be present. On the outside, they will be looking for missing shingles, shingles that have lost a significant amount of granules, the underlayment, soffit and flashings.
Recently, many roofing companies have begun video recording their roofing inspection. This helps build rapport with the homeowner and gives the homeowner a first hand look at what might be going on with their roof. Thanks to these video recordings, homeowners have greater trust for their roofing contractor and a more basic understanding of how their roof works.