We’re here to answer a burning question that’s consistently on homeowners’ minds:
How often should I schedule a home roof inspection?
Typically, you should have your roof inspected twice a year by a professional roofing company. A good reminder is to have your roof inspected once in the spring before any heavy rains and once in the fall before the harsh winter months.
Regularly scheduling a roof inspection gives you an idea of the quality of your roof and offers peace of mind that you’re protected in your home.
There are a few signs of internal and external damage that a roofing contractor looks for when completing a home improvement inspection.
Exterior Roof Inspection damage includes:
- Loose or missing shingles
- Cracked chimney caps
- Exposed or loose nails
- Sagging ridges
- Rusty or corroded metal flashing
Internal Roof Inspection damage includes:
- Cracks on roof sheathing
- Outside light coming through
- Signs of condensation, wet insulation, or mold
- Sagging decking between rafters
- Leaks around vents, chimneys, and other holes to the outside
As a homeowner, you can regularly inspect and maintain your roof to increase its longevity. Here are a few tips for preserving your roof:
- Keep a close eye on the quality of your roof’s shingles. You can also clean them regularly and reduce the risk of mold, algae, and dirt, which are elements that can compromise your roof’s quality.
- Cleaning your home’s gutter system is essential for roof integrity. Clogged gutters can result in a damaged roof, so it’s crucial to keep them maintained and cleaned for preventative maintenance.
- If your roof is made of metal, you should keep a close eye on rust damage. If you see some rust developing and compromising your roof’s quality, you should consider hiring a professional to come onsite to inspect your roof.
- Trimming overgrown brush and tree branches is a best practice solution for preventative roof maintenance. If branches are hanging close to or directly above your roof, you should trim them immediately to avoid damage, such as moisture buildup.
- Ensuring your chimney is in good shape is also essential to the shelf life of your roof. If you notice cracked or missing mortar on your chimney, replace it immediately.
We know storms can ruin your roof’s quality in a matter of seconds. That’s why the New Image Roofing team developed a storm watch program for our customers.
Following a storm, some key damage indicators include:
- Dents or nicks on soft metals, such as gutters, downspouts, and pipes
- Bruised, pitted, or cracked asphalt shingles
- Missing or damaged shingles and flashing
Following a major storm with involved high winds or other storm elements, we’ll send a roofing contractor to your home to assess your roof and check for any potential damage the storm may have caused at no cost, leaving you with the peace of mind that you’re protected in your home or business.
There are several different types of roofing materials available for residential homes:
- Asphalt Shingle Roofs
- Tile Roofs
- Metal Roofs
- Slate Roofing
We work with a wide range of roofing vendors so we can customize your roofing materials to meet your residential roofing needs. And whenever you use New Image Roofing Atlanta for a roof replacement project, we’ll also provide you with complimentary gutter and cleaning inspections.
Following any major storm, you may not know where to go for your home or business roofing needs. New Image Roofing Atlanta is committed to giving you peace of mind by taking a full-service approach to your roof repair needs. From working with the insurance company to file a claim to scheduling the repair process, we’ll make your journey to a new roof as seamless as possible.