How often should I get a roofing inspection?

What Is a Roof Inspection?

A roof inspection is a thorough examination of a roof’s condition done by a professional roof inspector.

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After a roof inspection, the inspector puts together a report that documents the condition of your roof, making notes of any minor or significant issues that should be addressed.

How Often Should You Get a Roofing Inspection?

Schedule a roof inspection anytime you’re worried about your roof’s safety or ability to withstand moisture, or if you’re planning to remodel, sell, or buy a home.

You may want to arrange for a regular inspection after seasonal or unusual weather events, such as wind gusts, hail, or snow. Scheduling an annual roof inspection, much like a yearly physical, is the best way to catch problems before they escalate. Here are a few more reasons why you may need a roof inspection:

To assess your roof’s integrity

If you notice any of the following, it’s time to call in a roofing inspector.

  • Recent severe weather, such as hail or high winds
  • Discolorations in your ceilings, or walls or noticeable dampness in your attic or insulation
  • Bald, cracked, or curled shingles, which may indicate your roof is aging
  • To prepare for a home renovation

If you’re planning a major remodel in the near future that involves the roof, a roofing inspection can answer questions such as:

  • Should you replace the entire roof during construction or simply tie the addition into your existing roof?
  • Can your roof support solar panels, and is it expected to last, or outlast, the life of the panels?
  • Before buying or selling your home

Residential roof inspections benefit both the buyer and seller in a real estate transaction, providing peace of mind during and after the sale.

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