Roof inspections are an important part of keeping your home safe and secure and preventing expensive problems down the line. Common roof problems like missing shingles, leaks or cracks, sagging or drooping, moss or plant growth, buckling or curling shingles, or accumulation of shingle granules in your rain gutter are not always easy to spot. But when you call the roofing pros at Roofing Rx in Dade City, FL, we will spot any problems and fix them before the roof deteriorates further or causes structural damage to your home.
Roof Inspections When Buying a HomeWhen you plan to buy a home, a roof inspection is essential to make sure that you will not be paying to fix things that were wrong and you did not spot. Every roof has an expected life but some roofs “age” faster than others. Get an inspection by Roofing Rx and make sure that the home you are buying has a sound roof.
How Often Should You Inspect a Roof?Whenever you suspect that a storm or strong winds might have caused trouble, don’t guess. Get your roof inspected. Your homeowners insurance will commonly pay for repairs if you check things out in a timely manner. You can inspect your roof from the ground but it is easy to miss some problems unless you have the experience needed. Under ideal conditions a properly installed roof with slate shingles, tiles, or copper will last 50 years. Wood shakes can last 30 years and a fiber cement shingle roof will last 25 years. Under optimal conditions, asphalt shingle and composition roofs will make it to 20 years. But, this does mean you should have a roof installed and then ignore it for a couple of decades. If you suspect a problem, get an inspection. When you purchase a new home, have the roof inspected and ask how often you should ask them to come back.
The climate in Florida is such that roofs that are meant to last a long time will not make it to their goal. By getting routine roof inspections you can spot problems, fix them, and avoid more expensive issues later on. Contact us at Roofing Rx in Dade City, FL for your roof inspection today.