Pre-Winter Roof Inspection
You surely don't need us to reveal to you the importance of a strong, functional roof equipped to withstand the inclement weather we face in Cherry Hill and Mount Laurel. However, what numerous home owners frequently neglect to consider is how most minor roofing issues can quickly escalate into much larger (and more costly) problems.
The best garauntee that your roof is prepared to withstand the harsh elements is to schedule a roofing inspection before winter. This will allow a professional roofer or roofing contractor the opportunity to identify and resolve the following and any other common issues before they become worse.
Damage to a Roofs Structure
Typically damage will start out small, but when left undetected these insignificant problems can become much larger over time. What started out as a missing shingle could wind up requiring a whole segment of the roof to be replaced versus a minor roof repair. A roofing inspection will determine if damage has been caused by any of the following:
- Cracks, holes or leaks
- Damaged pipe vents or boots
- Shingles that are rotted, cracking, buckled or warped
- Broken or missing slate/shingles
- Flashing that is bent or compromised
- Damaged or absent chimney caps
Aging Components of a Roofing System
Over the span of spring and summer, Cherry Hill and Mount Laurel rooftops get hammered from the elements. Intense heat & sun, hurricane winds and torrential downpours can debilitate a portion of the roofs most critical structures. Since the vast majority of us experience our lives at ground level, it tends to be relatively difficult to spot these issues with the bare eye. A roofing inspection will enable a professional roofer or roofing contractor to look for:
- Shingles or slate that are aging and/or weak
- Caulk that is cracked or split
- Buckling or blistered shingles
- Missing or non-flush nails
- Erosion or rusting on a metal roof
When you think about the alternative to a roof replacement versus a repair, scheduling an inspection is a much more economical and stress-free option. In addition to resolving any unnoticed areas that are compromised, you'll also be increasing the energy efficiency and value of your home.
Call us today to schedule a roofing inspection at (856) 829-7266.