Anyone who has ever tried working on their roof knows how demanding it can be. Roof repair requires a tremendous amount of knowledge as well as experienced hands, so it is not something that should be attempted as a DIY project. Additionally, before repairing roof related problems it will first be necessary to inspect it.
A roof inspection is the process by which an experienced roofer gives you an evaluation as to the quality of your roof. A typical roof inspection will involve checking the attic to see how insulated it is, along with ventilation quality and whether or not mold or mildew is present. Roof inspections are also designed to identify leaks, deterioration of shingles, ice dams, and whether proper flashing is present in the eaves, valleys and dormers. Based on the evaluation, the roofer will recommend a course of action, estimating how much it will cost.
The New York metropolitan area is home to thousands of buildings, all of which have roofs. These roofs need to be serviced and due to the high demand many of the roofing contractors which operate here are exceptionally competent. Furthermore, New York and the Northeast in general is subject a wide range of weather conditions, which include hot summers and bitterly cold winters. As such the roofs in this area must be designed to withstand considerable damage and are made with some of the highest quality materials known to man.
One of the most important benefits of getting a roof inspection is that it will allow you to identify water damage. Roof damage which is water related can be very difficult, or even impossible to spot with a naked eye. If your roof isn’t professionally inspected, you could fail to detect leaks which in turn can lead to more leaks which will eventually cause major problems which could ultimately compromise the structural integrity of the entire roof. A professional roofer uses specialized tools that will allow them to spot leaks no matter how small they are.
Another benefit of roof inspections is the cost savings. It will help you identify problems while they are affordable to fix. Many property owners procrastinate when it comes to getting their roof inspected. This is foolhardy, as getting annual inspections can help you identify minor issues that can be quickly and affordably resolved before they transform into major issues which will cost a lot to repair. Finally, while many attempt to do roof inspection themselves, unless you’re trained, experienced and using the right tools, you will almost certainly miss problems that in the future will become serious issues. Hiring someone will save you time and energy, which is ultimately more important than money.
Stewart Roofing and Waterproofing has been inspecting roofs for more than four decades. We will evaluate your shingles, gutters, and roof structure to identify problems and if needed repair them, for a reasonable cost. Contact us today to receive a free estimate.