Your roof is the most important protection that the contents and occupants of your home have against the elements. It keeps out rain, snow and ice, shades you from the sun and allows you to regulate the interior temperature to your desired comfort level. In providing all of these benefits, your roof takes a beating. It is exposed to the heat of a Texas summer, frequent hailstorms and numerous thunderstorms. All of this can take a heavy toll on your roof, causing damages that you might not be able to see from the ground.
A professional roof inspection can help uncover hidden damages so that you can have them repaired before leaks reach the interior of your home. Here are some of the issues that an inspection could identify.
• Loose or broken shingles, especially near the hip and ridge lines
• Sagging areas near ridges or between areas
• Soft spots that typically indicate rotted decking
• Damaged fascia and soffit
• Curled or blistered shingles
• Missing, loose or damaged flashing
• Improper ventilation preventing the roof from “breathing”
• Lost granules
• Issues with the chimney or skylight
A roof inspection can tell you the current state of your entire roofing system. The inspector can tell you how old your roof is and what its overall health is. It is far more than merely checking to see if there are any missing shingles — it is a complete assessment of the integrity of everything that comprises your roofing system.
Many people do not think about having a roof inspected unless they are planning to buy the home or have had a major hailstorm recently. Roof inspections are important in both of those situations, but regular, periodic inspections are equally important if you want to prolong the life of your roof. Most roofing contractors recommend that homeowners have their roofs inspected every two years, but you may actually need an inspection annually or even twice each year. The age of your roof, the type of roofing system you have and other factors, such as recent storms, determine how frequently you should have your roof inspected.
If you need a roof inspection, contact the professionals at Alpha Roofing. We are a full-service roofing company with more than 35 years of experience. We offer our services to customers in the greater Austin area as well as most of Central Texas. We perform re-roofs and new roof installations, roof maintenance and repair, siding installation and many more services at competitive rates. You can request a free estimate by submitting our online form, or call us at (512) 777-1086.