Your roof has an estimated lifespan, but it will only last that long if it’s properly maintained. Studies show that a roof that isn’t cared for as it should be will only last about half its expected life. Regular evaluations are important for keeping a roof in good shape.
So how do you know when your roof needs to be evaluated? Look for these signs that indicate your roof is ready for an inspection.
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Routine evaluations will let you know when shingles are beginning to break down so it is generally better to avoid surprises and have your roof checked on a regular basis. The first indicator that your roof needs to be evaluated is if the last evaluation took place longer than six months ago.
Ideally, you should get an inspection just before the onset of severe weather season and have it looked at again just after. In Texas, the most severe season is summer when our hot, humid days take a heavy toll on roofing materials. If it has been six months or more since your last evaluation, you should have your roof looked at soon.
A brief glance over of your roof can give you an inkling of whether you should get a more thorough evaluation done. Curling, discoloration, warping, missing shingles, and other superficial damage can indicate a need for possible repairs. At this point, an evaluation will tell you exactly what is going on and what needs to be done to repair the damage.
If your roof is wearing out or damaged, it won’t be the only thing that suffers. Rain can have an effect on the entire structure of your house if the roof is compromised in some way. If you notice leaks or water damage inside your home—especially during or after rainfall—you will want to get the roof checked.
If you have noticed any damage to your roof, or if you are simply due for an inspection, your best bet is to contact a local roof repair contractor. Rebuild Texas Roofing Pros can evaluate your roof for you and keep it in top shape. Call (972) 792-9595 today for a no-obligation evaluation today.