The Importance of a Roof Inspection

Blog | May 7th, 2019

When was the last time you had your roof inspected? Annual roof inspections are important because they enable you to find small problems early, before they turn into major and expensive repairs. Many homeowners put off a roof inspection for a later time; after all, home maintenance can be costly. But an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In other words, it is far easier and more affordable to take care of your roof than it is to replace it! Tacoma homeowners, a roof inspection is essential in protecting the most important part of your home: the roof.

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What’s in a Roof Inspection?

At ACME Roofing, we strive to make the inspection process as seamless as possible. The following is what you can expect on the day of your roof inspection.

When a roofing contractor arrives at your house, he or she will first perform a ground assessment, looking for signs of falling shingles, weakened gutters, and other indicators of damage to the roof.

The inspector will then climb onto your roof and closely examine the roofing shingles up close, checking for bent flashing and weaknesses in the roof’s surface. The inspector will be looking for any signs that the shingles have failed or are about to fail. For example, shingle granules in rain gutters indicate that your roof is nearing the end of its natural lifespan and is about to fail.

If you have a chimney, AC unit, or roofing vents, the inspector will thoroughly analyze those areas and look for rust and other signs of damage that could indicate you have a small roof leak.

Roof Inspections Can Catch Small Problems

Roofing problems just don’t suddenly occur; unfortunately, it’s not usually that obvious. Unless a major storm blows a heavy tree branch onto your roof and causes immediate damage, most roof leaks start off life as very small cracks. As the months and seasons go by, the ice, water, and wind can turn a small crack into a large hole.

In fact, something as benign as a leaning pipe support can cause a puncture and leak. Professional roofing inspectors are very familiar with the early warning signs that indicate when a roof is about to suffer expensive damage. They can help identify and repair the small problem before it turns into a major issue.

Your Warranty

Does your roof have a warranty? Many newer homes have roof warranties, which might save you a lot of money if your roof incurs damage. However, in order for the warranty to be valid, an annual, or bi-annual roof inspection could be required. Be sure to read the details of the warranty. If you aren’t able to locate the paperwork regarding your roof’s warranty, try reaching out to your real estate agent.

Tacoma Roofing Contractor

Spring in the Pacific Northwest is the perfect time to schedule a roof inspection. At ACME Roofing, our professional inspectors can help find small issues and fix them, before they turn into expensive and major repairs. Call us today at (253) 564-2292 to schedule your roof inspection. At ACME Roofing, we have over 20 years of experience helping Tacoma homeowners stay safe and sound by repairing and installing quality roofs!

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