Your roof is the main protection of your home. It’s what ensures it stays dry and comfortable. Small issues can add up to large problems if you don’t catch them early, which is why a roof inspection is vital.

Here’s everything you must know about the importance of roof inspections.

The Number One Reason to Inspect your Roof

Want to know the number one reason you shouldn’t overlook a roof inspection in Austin or Dallas? 

You’ll save money.

Now you might think why a roofing company would talk to me about saving money? It’s because at The Roof Joker, we care about our customers.

We want you to get a roof inspection so that you can catch problems early on. If you wait too long, there could be so much destruction that you either need a new roof prematurely, or other areas of your home will need repairs because of the damage the roof caused.

If you don’t have regular roof inspections, small problems could quickly turn into big problems. Rather than fixing the small problem, you could be looking at a completely new roof, which would be much more costly and could be prevented with regular roof inspections.

How Often to Have your Roof Inspected

Annual roof inspections are the best way to stay on top of your roof’s conditions and any issues it may have. Set a date at the same time each year to have your roof inspected so you never forget.

It’s also a good idea to have your roof inspected after any major storms, hurricanes, or tornadoes, but you should never inspect it yourself. Always hire a professional who knows the safety precautions to take and who will know where it’s safe to walk on your roof to prevent any further damage.

We often recommend roof inspections between fall and winter. Even though winters in Austin and Dallas are mild, fall is a common time to cause issues with roofing, especially if there is a lot of rain and hail. Checking the roof after this rainy season can ensure you go into the winter months with an intact and solid roof.

Can you Inspect your Roof Yourself?

Sure, you can look at your roof, but will you know what to look for? Do you know what safety precautions to take?

Our suggestion is if you must check the roof yourself, do it from the street or ground level. Look for obvious issues after a major storm and if you spot something, call a professional roof inspector in Austin or Dallas right away.

We always suggest refraining from climbing the roof yourself or even using a ladder to ‘peek over the roof,’ as it’s not safe.

What Roof Inspectors Look For

You might wonder what roof inspectors are even looking for when they perform a roof inspection in the Austin or Dallas metro areas.

Here are the top issues we look for:

  • Structural issues

Any sagging shingles, uneven roofing, cracks, rotted grout, or other issues are spotted right away when we do a roof inspection. When caught early, these issues can be kept under control. If they get out of hand, though, they could cause major issues not only with your roof but inside your home too.

  • Interior issues

Believe it or not, roof issues can cause issues inside your home. We know where to look to spot leaks, water damage, and mold growth caused by roof issues. Sometimes we notice the issues inside that helps lead us to the issues on the roof.

  • Missing materials

Storms and other major weather issues could cause you to lose materials that could be vital to your roof’s integrity. Missing shingles, flashing, or fasteners could cause serious issues with your roofing.

Schedule your Roof Inspection Today

If it’s been a while since you’ve had your roof inspected, contact The Roof Joker at (512) 910-3610 and let us help you understand the condition of your roof. We don’t always find major problems and small problems can be fixed easily, giving your roof more life.

It’s our job to help you understand your roof’s condition, what can be done about it, and how you can extend the life of your roof. Together, we can come up with a plan to help you make your roof last as long as possible while ensuring proper protection of your home both inside and out.