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The Importance of Regular Professional Roof Inspections

Did you know that insurance companies in Florida are changing their requirements for homes and roofs to be insured? 

As a Florida homeowner, this is big news. You may find it difficult to get your roof insured if you have an older home.

However, there is another way to help keep your home safe besides insurance. Regular roof inspections are key to protecting your family and to filing insurance claims. 

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the benefits of professional roof inspections. Keep reading for all the information you need. 

Extend Your Roof’s Life

One of the best benefits that comes from having regular roof inspections is an extended lifespan. Your roof is an investment and you don’t want to have to replace it prematurely.

Scheduling a professional to come to check out your roof will prevent you from having to replace your roof before it’s time. The average lifespan of a roof is between 20 and 50 years, depending on the material. The last thing you want is to have to replace your roof after only 10 or 15 years because it wasn’t properly maintained. 

Maintain Property Value

If you plan to sell your home at any time in the future, you’re going to want to get the most out of the sale. Issues about your roof such as leaking, pooling water, and blistering can decrease the value of your home. 

We understand you want to save money; however, avoiding inspections or doing them yourself will only cost you more in the end. By investing in professional roof inspections you will keep your property value up and make more of the sale. The bottom line is you’ll get your money back for the inspection through the sale of your home in the future. 

Helps Detect Roof Damage

Roof inspectors will be able to see the damage before it becomes a bigger issue. If you never have your roof checked out, the issues will continue to get larger and larger.

You could end up spending thousands of dollars on repairs if the damage isn’t caught early. Early detection of cracks and leaks will not only save you a lot of money but a lot of time and stress. 

An inspector will be trained and will know exactly what to look for. An issue could go unnoticed by someone who isn’t a professional. Instead of waiting for an issue to come up, be proactive. 

Moss, mold, and algae growth can cause many different issues, including compromising your roof and health-related problems. A trained professional will be able to spot areas that are vulnerable to bacterial growth and be able to prevent it or stop it from spreading further. 

Ensure Proper Drainage 

Debris pile-up isn’t uncommon on roofs, but it can cause a lot of damage. During a routine inspection, the trained professional will remove any branches and leaves that may have gotten blown onto your roof. 

This will ensure your roof has proper drainage which is crucial. You don’t want water to be blocked from draining, which could lead to a lot more issues. 

There’s a good chance that there are sections of your roof that you don’t see from the ground. Without regular inspections, you will have no idea if your roof is draining properly. That’s why it’s so important to have a professional come. 

Simplifies Filing an Insurance Claim

You have insurance for a reason, to protect your home. It can be costly, but it’s good to have in case there’s a problem. 

Filing an insurance claim because your roof was damaged should be a straightforward process. Unfortunately, it’s not. 

If you wait too long to report damage from a storm, you may run into some trouble getting your claim to go through. When you’re worried about roof leaks, the last thing you want is to have to fight with the insurance company. Regular inspections will help when it comes to getting a claim to go through. 

Peace of Mind

Being a homeowner is stressful enough, and now you have to worry about the status of your roof. We know roof maintenance is easy to forget about; you have a lot of other important tasks and obligations to take care of.

However, inspections will help give you peace of mind. If there’s an issue you can get expert advice about the damage. It may not be something that needs to be fixed right away, giving you time to budget and plan.

Or it may need to be fixed immediately. At the end of the day, you’ll rest better knowing your roof is in good condition and you and your family are safe. 

Prepare Yourself for Roof Replacement

Roof replacements are not affordable projects. They can cost thousands of dollars. You don’t want that project and the bill to sneak up on you. 

If you never have an inspection, you won’t know when you need a replacement. An expert will be able to prepare you for the project.

They will be able to give you an estimated timeline. Maybe your roof is in great shape and won’t need a replacement for ten more years.

They may tell you to start preparing a budget for a roof replacement in three to five years. This information can prove to be very useful and will prevent you from being surprised when you need a new roof. 

Roof Inspections

Now that you know about all the benefits of regular roof inspections, it’s time to get one scheduled.

Our team here at Florida Specialty Roofing is ready to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. Don’t wait, give us a call today!

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