Catch Roof Issues With Regular Inspections to Avoid Water Damage

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It helps protect your belongings from things like water damage, which can cost thousands to repair. This type of damage typically costs about $2,386 to fix, most of that due to removing standing water, which costs about $2,688. Wind damage can cost anywhere from $5,757 to over $10,000, while fire and smoke damage can cost up to $4,172, according to Choice Home Warranty. Regular roof inspections and leaky roof repair can help save you thousands.

Water Damage Dangers

Water damage is not just a financial burden; it can also pose serious health risks to your family. The more severe the water damage, the more it will cost. You may have to pay to replace wooden beams throughout your home because they are too soft. Mold remediation services can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. However, living with mold and mildew throughout your house can harm everyone’s health. Breathing in mold can result in respiratory symptoms, migraines, poor sleep quality, fatigue, and more. These health risks should be a strong motivator to prevent water damage immediately.

Regular Roof Inspections

It’s crucial to schedule regular roof inspections, even if there hasn’t been severe weather. Regular inspections will spot aging shingles and let you know it’s time to invest in a new roof before you need repair. Professional roofers will also let you know if loose shingles, missing flashing, or other problems may result in leaky roof repair. Investing in repairs before there are problems can help prevent water damage and its high cost.

Scheduling Inspections

Most homeowners avoid roof inspections because they don’t know how often to schedule them. You should have a regular inspection at least once a year. Older roofs needing repairs should be inspected at least twice a year. You should also call a local roofer after severe weather, such as harsh thunderstorms with heavy winds. Finally, schedule an inspection after heavy snow or once after winter. Heavy snow can be too heavy for your roof, causing damage to shingles and the wooden support beams that hold up your roof.

Our professional crew understands the dangers of not getting leaky roof repair when you need it. That’s why we offer inspections, repairs, and emergency services. Contact ROOFWORKS to schedule your annual inspection today.

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