Any professional roofing company that has taken care of numerous homes in your area for decades will recommend having regular maintenance to contain any small damage. Homeowners have saved plenty from fixing minor issues before they became worse. That being said, you'll want to maximize you roof maintenance service, so ask the following questions during your second roof maintenance.
Reliable roofing contractors will ask permission to inspect every part of your roof. They'll begin with flashings, ridge caps, and the edges of your roof system. Next, they'll check your downspouts, gutters, roof shingles, and attic ventilation for any issues and need for repairs.
It's correct to assume a professional roofer will give you a complete roof repair estimate for anything they find. Most roofs beyond the age of 10 or 15 will need repairs after the inspection revealed that it has suffered significant damage to various components.
Roofs with excellent ventilation extend the roof material's lifespan and reduce energy consumption by HVAC systems. Your roof ventilation might have blockage and other problems that require an in-depth inspection by a dependable contractor.
Here are other questions that you might need to ask your contractor according to Yellow Hammer Roofing.
The roof over your head is your family’s first line of defense against the elements, and it protects your home’s structure and contents too. Constant exposure to the weather can take a toll on your roof, but you can catch developing issues early on and keep it in good repair by scheduling a yearly inspection with a certified roofing professional. To gain more knowledge about your roof and its condition, be sure to ask your inspector these questions during their visit:
What Type and Grade of Roofing Materials Do I Have?
While it’s easy to see the difference between shingle and metal roofing, it’s good to know the type and grade of material that’s installed on your roof. The specific quality of the material and other necessary components, like underlayment, drip edge, flashing and vent boots, can affect how well your roof performs and how long it lasts.
What’s the Expected Lifespan of My Roof?
The life expectancy of a roof can vary greatly depending on the type and quality of the material. For instance, the lifespan of asphalt shingles ranges from 15 to 30 years, while metal roofing can last for 40 years, or longer. There are other factors that directly affect the lifespan of your roof, like the installation quality, whether the roof sits in full sun or shade, and how well it has been maintained. Once your roof has been inspected, a knowledgeable pro can give you a good idea of when it will need replacement based on all these factors.
Are There Any Flaws or Defects on the Roof?
Installation flaws, normal wear and wind or impact damage can shorten the life of your roof and lead to leaks that damage your home’s structure, interior finishes, and your belongings. After your inspection, a pro will give you a report with details and photos of any issues found, answer any questions you have, and advise you about any needed repairs. (Continue reading here to learn more)
Roper Roofing & Solar is an experienced residential roofing contractor who cares for your neighborhood's roofs. We've built a reputation offering quality inspections, maintenance, and general roofing services for homeowners like you. Call us today to learn more about our services.
795 McIntyre St. Suite 303
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (720) 475-1065