You may be wondering why you might need a roof inspection if you aren’t experiencing any leaks within your home. While a leaky roof is an obvious sign of damage, some signs may be less apparent. If you avoid a roof inspection, leaking may start and further damage can occur. When water makes itself inside, the damages become more costly, so it is best to prevent water from seeping into your home beforehand. By knowing when you may need a roof inspection, you can be more prepared as a homeowner.
You Have an Old Roof
Sometimes the need for a roof inspection is simply because the roof is old. As a general rule of thumb, an asphalt shingle roof will last around 20 years, although with proper maintenance it can potentially last for much longer. If your roof is approaching this age, it is often a good idea to have a roof inspection done. Staying on top of things before they become major issues is imperative in saving money and preventing damage to your home.
Your Roof is Missing Shingles
If you’ve had a bad storm and see missing shingles on your roof, you should plan to get a roof inspection. Even if there has been no storm and missing shingles are apparent, a roof inspection is a good idea. Missing shingles on your roof means that some areas are going unprotected. This can result in water damage and other issues that will become more expensive the longer they are left. An inspection can help you determine if the missing shingles resulted from a storm or another issue.
You Have Dry, Cracked, or Bald Shingles
Dry and cracked shingles are often faded, have evident damage, and may even curl at the edges. Bald shingles, on the other hand, tend to be less noticeable. Shingles are textured with granules, and when they have lost that texture, they are considered bald. Shingles with this type of damage can fail to protect your roof. With dry, cracked, or bald shingles, a roof inspection is necessary to determine the best course of action for your home.
Your Shingles Have Mold Growth
Most people understand the importance of preventing your roof from growing vegetation. If your roof is sprouting greenery, it is a good idea to get things taken care of before severe damage occurs. Sometimes, however, the growth is less obvious than visible moss. Growths on shingles can be black, making them hard to distinguish from the roof itself. This is why it is a good idea to take a good look at your roof from time to time. If you do see mold or algae growth on your roof, an inspection should be imminent. Growths on your roof can result in shingle damage or even structural issues.
Get a Roof Inspection to be Safe
If there are any doubts regarding your roof’s quality and performance, an inspection is the best way to find out what you’re up against. Not only will an immediate inspection help to prevent further damage, but it will give you an idea of what cost you are looking at for repairs. Between saving money and protecting your home from the weather, a roof inspection is a smart and safe option.
Reach out to our team at Quinn’s Construction today for your roof replacement needs by calling our team at (978) 957-1200 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roof replacement needs!