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The Importance of Regular Roof Inspections

Roof replacement inspections are important for your home.

Regular roof inspections are a vital part of your home exterior’s preventative maintenance, ensuring that your roof is in good condition and performing as it should. Scheduling an annual roof inspection can help you identify and address problems early on so you can save money on repairs down the road and maximize your roof’s lifespan. 

In a roof inspection, a contractor does a detailed assessment of your roofing components and recommends any needed repairs or maintenance. If a roof replacement is required, it will be revealed during your roof inspection. Read on to discover why regular inspections are so valuable. 

Keep Your Roof in Top Condition by Scheduling Periodic Professional Roof Inspections

1. Maximize the lifespan of your current roof. 

Preventative maintenance always extends the lifespan of your exterior’s components. Roof replacement is a significant investment, so keeping your current roof in good condition will save you from early roof replacement costs. It’s smart to get regular roof inspections to lengthen the life of your existing roof. 

2. Decrease your roof repair costs. 

Periodic roof inspections lower your potential repair costs. They confirm proper water drainage and ensure roofing components aren’t weakening. Plus, your roof may still be under warranty when it is inspected, which will save you money. 

3. Get recommendations on practical tips to keep your roof in top shape.

A professional roof inspection helps uncover hidden damage to your roof’s components. When it concludes, the contractor will give you recommendations on repairs and tips on its upkeep. 

They may encourage you to trim nearby trees to keep them from brushing up against your roof or siding to prevent moisture issues or premature aging. Or the professional may recommend you have your gutters cleaned, repaired, or replaced. Since gutters channel water away from your home, they help it perform as it was engineered to, so it’s essential to keep gutters and downspouts in good working order. 

4. Avoid letting problems compound over the years. 

It always pays to do preventative maintenance on your home, and an annual roof inspection by a professional is a vital part of the plan. While you can inspect your roof yourself (from the ground!) each spring, each fall, and after any major storms, it’s still vital to have it professionally inspected annually. Why? Because when you assess your roof yourself, you do it from the safety of your sidewalk by grabbing binoculars and stepping away from your home so you can see your roof shingles well. But you could miss roof issues that a trained professional wouldn’t overlook. And they will get a much closer look at your roof’s components and give a more thorough assessment, ensuring your roof stays in top condition and can perform as it was designed to. 

5. Determine how much life your roof has left. 

Roofing shingles have an estimated lifespan, but there are many factors that influence how long your roof will last. The Wichita weather includes blistering sun exposure, high winds, high humidity, and sometimes even severe storms. All of these impact the lifespan of your roof’s components. Regular roof inspections help you stay on top of how much time you have left in your roof’s lifespan so you can have plenty of notice and plan ahead for your next roof replacement. 

6. Protect your roof warranty.

Most roof warranties require you to have a roof inspection at least once a year. Scheduling a professional roof inspection helps you prevent issues with your warranty like improper roof repair and maintenance, and unauthorized roof modifications. 

7. Improve your home’s energy efficiency. 

When a roof is well maintained, it can help improve your house’s energy usage. Damaged roofs don’t function correctly, allow conditioned air to escape, and make it more difficult to keep your indoor temperatures comfortable throughout the year. By getting regular roof inspections, you ensure your roof stays in good condition, improve your energy efficiency, and save on utility costs. 

8. Leave the danger of climbing on your roof to the pros. 

Roof inspections can be dangerous for homeowners to do if they leave the safety of the ground. Don’t risk a possible fall by climbing on your rooftop. Contact a trusted roofing contractor to put your roof in good hands and ensure your safety. A qualified roofer avoids damaging your roofing material during an inspection, and applies their experience and training to prevent accidents as they inspect your roof. 

When Is the Best Time to Get a Roof Inspection? 

If you haven’t had your roof inspected in over a year, now is the best time to have it done. Once you have it inspected, schedule it annually.

Factors that influence how often you should have your roof inspected. 

  • How old is your existing roof? If it’s near the end of its lifespan, you may want to have it inspected more often. 
  • What type of roof do you currently have? There are three different classes of asphalt shingles, and each has a specific lifespan. 
  • Were there harsh weather conditions in the area recently? If you had severe weather pass through like heavy rain, hail, tornadoes, or high winds, you may want to have your roof inspected to verify you didn’t incur any damage from the storms. If you did, notify your insurance agent promptly. 

Ensure Your Roof Is in Good Condition with a Free Inspection

Are you concerned your roof may be damaged? Have you noticed signs of deterioration, wear and tear—like missing or damaged shingles? Get regular roof inspections and stay on top of small issues so they don’t grow into large and costly ones. 

At Keeter Roofing & Remodeling, we are an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor. We adhere to the latest industry standards and technology, are in good standing with the BBB, and are dedicated to customer service and craftmanship. Learn more about how our premium roofing services protect your home from Wichita’s storms, high winds, severe weather, and more.