A question that surfaces around roof repair is, “how necessary are roof inspections?” For many homeowners, roof inspections are seen as unnecessary, expensive and a waste of time; however, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Roof inspections are performed to check the integrity of a roof. Professional roof inspectors have special procedures they go through to determine where your roof is in its lifespan and whether there are serious issues compromising the effectiveness of the structure.
Unlike home inspectors, who examine a home’s interior and potentially the exterior as well, roo inspectors hone in on just the roof. Roofing inspectors utilize techniques such as infrared roof inspections, which reveal parts of a roof that, are at higher or lower temperatures than the rest. These are called “hot spots” and can show a roof inspector where heat is escaping on a roof.
A roof replacement is a costly investment, so before you commit to having one done, you’ll want to ensure it truly is a necessary move for your home. Having your roof inspected by a professional provides you with the information to accurately know what needs to be done to your roof. Also, if you’re looking at having insurance cover your roof repair or receiving a loan, both insurance companies and lenders will require you have completed a roof inspection to have an accurate understanding of the roof’s current condition.