Roof It Forward - The Importance of Spring Roof Maintenance: Inspections, Cleaning, and Repairs

Roof It Forward - Why you should get your roof inspected once a year

March 31, 2023

Year after year, your roof takes a beating from the outdoor elements to protect your home and your family. Just as with all other parts of your home, your roof needs regular check-ups and maintenance too. Continue reading to learn why you should get your roof inspected once a year.

Catch Problem Areas Early

The longer any problem areas stay unattended to, the more extensive the repair will be. By doing annual inspections, you can have a level of preventative maintenance done to prevent repairs as well as catch any problems early on to prevent a hefty repair bill.

More Protection

With your roof being the first line of defense against the elements, it can break down over time. Your roof needs to be strong and have the integrity to protect your home and family properly. An annual inspection can help identify ways that you can add more protection to your roof to keep your home and family safe.

A Safe Home

Leaks can lead to mold and mildew that can damage your and your family's health. The water damage and growth from leaks can also cause structural integrity issues for your home. It can be difficult to catch leaks until it is already dripping and creating water stains within your home. When you have a roof inspection completed, the inspector can spot where the roof leak has started before extensive water damage occurs.

Not all leaks are caused by an issue with your roof. Learn more about how to determine if your leak is a roof issue or HVAC problem.

Your Roof Is Often Out Of Sight & Out Of Mind

Without being able to get up on your roof on your own to see any problem areas, many of your roof issues can go untreated for a long period of time. Instead of trying to risk your own safety to go up on your roof, have a trained and qualified roofing inspector take a look.

What does a roof inspector look for?

A professional roofing contractor will perform a thorough inspection in search of any problem areas, including:

- Missing, cracked, buckling, or damaged shingles

- Shingles with a significant amount of granule loss

- Mold or mildew growth

- Any debris laying on your roof

- Damaged roof flashing

- Leaks

- Pooling water

- Any holes

- Sunken areas of your roof

- Damaged gutters

- Caulking around skylights

- Chimney flashing

- Vents

Regular roof maintenance is key to prolonging the lifespan of your roof. A great start is by scheduling a roof inspection with ARAC Roof It Forward. We offer a free video roof inspection so we can show you the videos and pictures from the roof and recommend any necessary repairs. Our goal at Roof It Forward is to provide our community with high-quality roofing solutions to keep you and your family safe at home. Schedule your free video inspection today!


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