We Offer Roofing Inspection Services in Collierville, Tennessee
Nowadays it’s common to have a couple of folks walk up to your door and press you to get your roof inspected. Now, don’t get me wrong. Your roof may need to be inspected. But, are you ready to put your home’s greatest asset into the hands of a couple of door-to-door salespeople? The experts at Beneficial Roofing of Collierville, TN know there are plenty of good reasons to have your roof inspected. We just don’t think a couple of folks on your porch telling you it needs to be done is one of them.
Who Needs a Roof Inspection?
So, if I’m not going to take Joe and Janey Salesperson’s word for it, how do I know if my roof needs an inspection? We here at Beneficial Roofing of Collierville, TN want to share a list of the most pressing reasons to have an inspection. We’ll also share with you some other, less obvious, reasons to get your roof inspected.
Visible Roof Damage
If you can see places on your roof where shingles are missing or damaged, we definitely recommend an inspection as soon as possible. Other visible signs of damage can include darkened or lightened spots on the roof, breaks or damage to gutters, loose shingles, spots around roof vents or chimney, damage to the fascia (board fastened to the eaves and rakes of your roof), granules of shingle material in your gutters or around your downspouts. You’ll also want to check inside for signs of leaks. If you have an attic, walk around up there and look for water spots on the trusses. Make sure no daylight comes through the roof boards.
Invisible Roof Damage
Damaged or loose shingles are pretty easy to spot. Even water damage on a ceiling or attic truss can be seen, but sometimes a roof has damage that isn’t so evident—yet. Leaks can occur in the flashing around your roof vents and chimney without being obvious. Depending on the age of your roof and the quality of materials used to build it, you might have damage happening without even realizing it yet. It’s easy for a homeowner to overlook early indications of roofing problems that would be identified by a professional inspector. Let’s face it. The best time to have the roof inspected is BEFORE it starts to leak!
Other Reasons to Have a Roof Inspection
Beneficial Roofing of Collierville, TN recommends a routine roof inspection at least every two years. Professional inspectors can spot even minuscule problems that can save you a lot of money.
Occasionally homeowner’s insurance companies require their clients to have an inspection of the roof.
Purchase or sale of a house
Buying or selling a home is also a good reason to have your roof inspected. If you’re selling the home, you want to be sure you’re aware of any concerns buyers might want to have addressed in the sale of the home. If you’re purchasing a home, you certainly want to know the condition of the roof. You don’t want to get stuck having to put on a new roof during the first year of ownership, unless, of course, you’ve accounted for it in the offer for the house.
Severe weather follow-up
Another reason to have an inspection would be following severe inclement weather that might have caused damage, even if the damage isn’t apparent yet.
The Right Person for the Job
Whether you’re having your roof inspected as a part of your routine home maintenance program or you discover leaks somewhere, hiring a legitimate roofing inspector is a top priority. With so many “fly-by-night” companies out there in the marketplace and so many roofing scams happening, it’s vital to be sure you do your homework when it comes to who inspects your roof. Beneficial Roofing of Collierville, TN would be happy to help you out. We’re a local company with highly trained, certified, and licensed roofing inspectors on staff who can give your roof the detailed, thorough inspection it deserves. We live where you live, so it’s important for us to get things right. We value our award-winning reputation for happy customers, so give us a call today for a free inspection.