After a hailstorm or other significant weather event, most homeowners recognize the need for a thorough roof inspection to determine whether their roof suffered damage. Now, that shouldn’t be the only time you consider your roof’s health. Perhaps the most vital time of year to have your roof inspected is the fall, before the cold of winter sets in. Timing is key. Frigid temperatures can compromise the success of new roof installations and such repairs as shingle replacement because new shingles can’t seal down properly when it’s too cold outside. Moreover, attempting repairs on icy roofs can be treacherous, so roof problems uncovered too late in the season may have to wait until spring to be repaired.
Another argument for a fall inspection is the fact that certain roof repairs should be initiated in the fall so they can be completed the next spring—for example, treatment for moss and lichen. The solutions used for either of these invaders can require an extended amount of time to work, sometimes up to 180 days. If moss or lichen are discovered during a fall roof inspection, there’s still a chance to get at them before cold weather sets in. Then, the treatment can be worked during those long winter months, and the dead lichen can be swept or rinsed off in the spring.
Why Should You Call Us?
Looking over the cost of roof inspection in our company over the years, it costs us an average of $250 to inspect the roof which includes everything from gas and getting certified roofers up on your roof and getting the job done correctly. We provide an informative and educational consultation to help homeowners get peace of mind about the condition of their home. We prefer you and your family be protected without having to pay for this service. Some companies will charge you for things like an interior check or attic view roof check, but we provide the entire estimate and consultation 100% free to you! Even if more hefty repairs are required, it could save you the cost of replacing your entire roof by extending the life of your old one.
What Does a Dallas Roof Inspection Include?
Experts say one benefit of scheduling a “peace of mind” type of roof inspection every one to two years gives you the ability to catch any potential roofing issues before they can damage the interior of your home. It’s also helpful to get a professional estimate to determine how much useful life your roof might have left in the state of Texas.
Here are common components our Certified Restoration Consultants will examine:
● The overall appearance of the roof, both exterior and interior. This will indicate whether there’s a surface deterioration or any physical damage.
● Evidence of ceiling cracks and leaks.
● Condition of fascia, gutters and drains, skylights, chimneys, and vents.
● Curled, broken, or missing shingles.
● Areas where water may collect, like roof valleys.
● Damaged or missing flashing points.
Should You Hire a Contractor to Inspect Your Roof?
There are several reasons to consider hiring an expert to inspect your roof. For one, climbing a ladder and getting on a roof can be very dangerous. There could be subtle signs of problems that only an expert would notice. However, it pays to beware of scams that can take place around Dallas. You want to be sure to hire an established, reputable, and reliable roofing inspector that is local in Dallas. Before agreeing to any suggested roofing work, be sure to do your hiring homework. Contact us for any questions you have regarding your roof inspection. That includes asking friends, family, and neighbors for recommendations, as well as checking a trusted online consumer review site such as our Google page or BBB.