Benefits of Regular Roof Inspection

Every roof wears down differently, depending on the materials used, the contractor’s skill, and the environmental damage. Being on the Pacific West Coast means that certain environmental factors will have more of an impact. A roof may come with a 30 year life expectancy, however a variety of factors will determine its overall wear. Having an independent roofing consulting firm do a regular roof inspection provides you with benefits that will limit your repair expenses, identify potential issues, and allow you to initiate repairs in a timely manner.

Identify Potential Problems

Even if something is not causing an immediate issue, an inspector can let you know what may become a potential problem down the road. Even something such as an overhanging branch may not be an issue right away, however wind and snow storms may cause the branch to break causing excessive roof damage. An inspector can look at the whole picture to identify potential issues to prevent future damage.

Prevent Small Issues from Becoming Major

Wind storms, heavy hail, and other large environmental events can cause large scale damage to a roof that’s easy to spot. However, small damage that may be harder to notice such as leaks, animal damage, and poor ventilation can create larger issues over time. By having a roof inspection, consultants can identify these small issues that may go unnoticed until it’s too late.

Reduce Costs

By identifying these small issues that are easily repaired, you can quickly have them fixed and at a minimal cost. This prevents them from becoming larger issues down the road. Putting off small repairs can result in high repair costs that far outweigh the cost of regular inspections.

Identify Estimated Replacement

If you’re unsure of when your roof was last replaced, or when to expect that you’ll need to replace it fully, a simple professional roof inspection can give you a better understanding of the life expectancy of your roof. This allows you to be better prepared financially – you’ll know approximately when to expect to have to replace your roof, as well as the estimated cost.

How Often?

How often your roof should be inspected can vary, based on the age of your roof and on the materials used. Ideally, to prevent issues from going unnoticed, you should have your roof inspected annually. However, at a minimum we recommend a new roof get inspected at the 5 year mark, and again at the 10 year, 13, 15, and 17 year mark. After that, your roof should be inspected annually.

To learn more about getting your roof inspected, talk to the Roof Tech team at 604-888-ROOF or info@rooftechconsultants.ca