We all want our home to look nice. From the carefully crafted landscaping that makes our humble abode the envy of the neighborhood, to picture-perfect blinds and shutters and how we choose to decorate everything inside the front door, it’s all we can think about. And yet, we often overlook the one element that ties everything together and makes our home a home — the roof.
Sure, a roof can be seen as nothing more than beams, plywood, and lots and lots of shingles. But it’s so much more than that. It’s a home’s first line of defense from the elements and, as a result, suffers the most from repeated snow falls, damaging winds, and insane temperature changes.
This is why regular roof inspections are so important. If left unattended, your roof and all the parts that make up the integrity of your roofing system can quickly fail — unbeknownst to you — and cause common roof problems that no one wants to deal with:
- Missing or damaged shingles
- Cracking, blistering, and shrinkage
- Pooling water
- Sagging or drooping
- Damaged gutters
- Ventilation issues
- Tree damage
- Granules clogging downspouts
- Freezing damage
- Pest problems
Roof inspections matter year-round
This piece isn’t meant to scare you. Instead, the goal is to educate everyone on the importance of increasing the longevity of your roof through roof inspections. Much like your car, a roof requires regular roof inspections to stand the test of time. And by “regular,” we don’t strictly mean those moments after a severe storm. We mean doing spot-checks ahead of storm season, after storm season, etc.
Now, you, as a homeowner, can do things like walk around your property and do a visual inspection of your roof and property. In some cases, for the do-it-yourselfers, you may even be able to get on your roof and replace wearable items like flashing, etc.
But if getting on the roof is not a 100% safe option for you, or you’re just not sure what to look for, call MJT Roofing any time for all your roof inspections. We hop on your roof and provide a thorough inspection of anything that may have been damaged. If everything looks great, we’ll continue to check in periodically. If there is significant enough damage, we will walk you through the next few steps to replacing your roof.
You simply can’t put a price on having a professional roof inspection. We can find faults in your roof that, while they seem small now, can be tied before they cause costly damage to everything you own.
Call MJT Roofing today!
There are so many things to be aware of as a homeowner when it comes to your roof. Conducting routine roof inspections is one, and over the next several months, we’ll continue to publish helpful content to our blog page so that MJT Roofing can be a go-to resource for you!