When was the last time you were on top of your roof?
The structure and integrity of a home are reliant on the condition of the roof. Even minor damages to the roof can lead to major defects in the interior of the home. If you have a home that is over 25 years old, you will likely have to show your insurance provider proof that your roof is in good standing. In most cases, when a home is about to be sold, the homeowner must show that the roof has been replaced, has an approximate life expectancy of at least three years or more, or is under contract to be replaced.
If you need your roof inspected either for insurance purposes or for your own peace of mind, don’t hesitate to contact our team of professionals at Core Property Inspections. We try our best to inspect every roof structure to the best of our abilities and use a drone when roofs are too difficult to walk on.
Why should you schedule a roof inspection in Miami?
The roof is the strongest line of defense of your home against every weather event. The roof must deal with the effects of weather on a daily basis, whether it’s excessive heat during the day that turns cold at night, strong winds, humidity, rain, or even hurricanes.
As a homeowner, you should never underestimate the importance of your roof. You do not want to wait to have it repaired when there’s evidence of a water leak when the water has already caused the structure to rot, when the insulation has been damaged, or when there is mold growing inside the home.
How often should you have your roof inspected?
Some roof inspections are obvious. If you have experienced a heavy hailstorm, or if a hurricane has passed through your area or a heavy branch has come off a nearby tree due to some strong wind and hit your home, you will want to be sure that the structure and integrity of your roof have not been affected by any of these events.
Regular inspections also serve an important purpose. Scheduling a yearly inspection can take a worry off your shoulders and give you peace of mind regarding your roof. Do you have gutters that get filled up with fallen leaves and debris? Call an expert roofer to check them out and get them cleaned. Your roof may also need to be treated for moss and lichen if you had a particularly humid summer, something that is quite common in Miami.
Do you need a professional roofer to inspect your roof or can you do it yourself?
Many things come into play here. If your roof is relatively new and you have a way to see the whole surface, you may get away with inspecting the roof yourself, at least for a couple of years until the weather starts doing its number on it. However, if your home is older and the roof has not been repaired or replaced since the home was built, some issues may not be obvious to an untrained eye.
Also, the height and pitch of your roof may make it impossible for you to visually inspect the whole surface and you may not be able to determine whether any shingles are loose, have come off, or need to be replaced.
What does the team of professionals at Core Property Inspections look for when inspecting a roof?
By performing a structural inspection, our team of professionals will check to see if there are uneven roof planes with signs of sagging. They will also verify the status of the soffit, fascia, and gutters. If you have a chimney, they will look for cracks or crumbling grout. The shingles will be inspected to find out if any are loose or missing, if they show signs of moss or rust, or if there are any problems with workmanship in your roof. Don’t wait, give us a call today and schedule your roof condition inspection.