Here’s How Roof Inspections Save You Money

When it comes to your roofing system, taking preventive measures is important to protect your investment. If your roof suffers damage that’s left unaddressed, it will be more susceptible to water damage, mold growth and even termites.

Read on to learn how regular inspections help you save money.

Spotting Minor Problems Early and Avoiding Major Repairs

Even minor roof leaks can potentially trigger a domino effect of indoor water damage. With regular inspections by a qualified professional, such problems will immediately be identified, allowing you to address them before they become worse and more expensive to repair. The potential damage on your roof can include:

  • Mold Contamination – A leaking roof will often cause toxic mold to proliferate inside the attic. This can cause health problems for you and your family. Covert mold growth inside an attic will also spread to other parts of the house, making contamination more widespread and expensive to fix.
  • Structural Damage – Once your roofing system has been compromised, all other parts of your home’s structure are vulnerable to water infiltration. This includes the sheathing beneath shingles (if you have asphalt shingle roofing) and extends down into your wooden attic structure. When this happens, the rotted wooden components can’t be repaired and expensive replacement is required to restore your home’s structural integrity.

Why You Shouldn’t Do the Inspection Yourself

A typical roof with asphalt, composite, or wood shingles should be professionally inspected every three years. Tile roofs tend to be more resistant and can usually go for five years between inspections. Just make to hire an experienced professional to inspect your roof. Roofing contractors are qualified to conduct inspections as they know how to check the roofing material, flashing, underlayment, chimneys and gutters, and they can easily spot problems a layman would overlook.

The quality service we give at Sterling Exteriors is what makes us the best roofing company you can trust. Contact us at (513) 685-8055 or through our online request form. We serve Cincinnati, Loveland, Newtown and surrounding OH areas.