A leak can often be easy to spot – look for dark-colored stains on ceilings or walls. However, other forms of roof-related damage are sometimes not readily visible to the eye. But that does not mean they do not need professional attention. Here’s why roof inspections are important and how they can help save you money in the long run.
Prevention Is Better Than the Cure
A professional inspection is an effective way to prevent moisture-related damage and the premature deterioration of your roof. After a severe storm event, let a qualified roofer check the condition of your roof so he or she can catch potential problem areas before they arise. For instance, a roofer knows that worn-out or loose flashing can lead to persistent leaks in the attic, so they will recommend replacing the affected flashing to prevent those issues from occurring.
Protection Against Infestation
If not properly maintained, your roof can be infiltrated by insects and small animals that potentially carry diseases. This poses a concern for the residents as pest infestation creates a health hazard. With annual inspections, however, the roof replacement contractor will be able to identify and address any moisture buildup on the gutters or deck, which allows for the long-term protection of your family.
Avoid Claim Denial Due to Negligence
Most homeowners insurance policies cover natural disasters like storms or fires. However, if the insurance company finds out that negligence or lack of proper roof maintenance played a part in the resulting damage, the company will likely forfeit your insurance claim, leaving you helpless with expensive repairs.
You can count on Perkins All-Star Exteriors and Construction for all your roofing, siding and window replacement needs. Call us at (847) 261-8892 or (262) 228-6822 to get in touch with one of our reliable representatives. You may also fill out our convenient online form to request a free, no-obligation quote.