Here in Texas, we can get some pretty nasty storms and knowing a quality roof inspector whom you trust will save you a lot of time and money.
Hailstorms are the most damaging types of storms to your property and especially to your roof. They can cause some serious deterioration of your shingles on the roof. Hail damage is not something you want to ignore.
This can be a real problem because it may cause leaking into your attic that you might not even be able to see. This unseen leakage over some time can cause serious damage to your home. The cost down the road could be a major financial setback. Be sure to hire a professional roof inspector to help you with your property assessment and here’s why:
1. An expert assessment of damage needed to file an insurance claim.
One of the foremost reasons to have your roof and property inspected by a professional is that you need to know the extent of the damage to your property to file an insurance claim. The roofing expert can let you know if you need to file a claim. They can also give you an estimate of the damages. Having an inspection done before calling your insurance company gives you the knowledge necessary to discuss the damages with an insurance adjuster. It’s a great idea to have the roof inspector be there when the adjuster is present to discuss what they have found. They will need to be on the same page as to what needs to be done. Your professional roof inspector can show the adjustor photos of what they have found. Much of the damage cannot be seen from the ground so photos of the affected areas will help the adjuster to see the extent of the problems.
2. Roofs Are Dangerous
Your roof can be a dangerous place. Especially here in Texas where we have some very steep roofs. Even if your roof isn’t steep is quite possible that you can cause damage to your roof while you are walking around up there. A professional roofer will be able to quickly assess any damage and will be able to notice things that you might not be aware of.
3. Setting Your Mind At Ease
While you may be able to see some types of damage, you might miss things that are less obvious. You want to know everything that may be wrong with your roof. If you find a few shingles that you need to replace, you may miss other things such as problems around the vents. You might not solve your problems or you may have a false sense of security and could have problems down the road. An experienced roof inspector will let you know exactly what types of problems you might have. You can then plan for repairs if any are needed and you won’t have to worry that you might have missed something.
4. Professional Roof Inspectors Know What to Look For
If you were looking at your roof there would be some obvious things that you would probably notice. These are such things as missing or broken shingles. The problem as mentioned before is that a professional roofer will look at a myriad of items that can cause problems for your home.
- – Here is a list of some of the things a professional will look for:
- – Shingles that are falling apart or have damage to them caused by hail.
- – Shingles with severe granular loss
- – Exposed or missing roofing nails
- – Shingles that are curling
- – Flashing that is damaged or not sealed properly
- – Any signs of rotting wood
- – Asphalt granules in the gutters or at the bottom of downspouts
- – Check seals around vents and chimney
- – Inspect your gutters
- – hail damage to shingles
5. Roof Inspections Are Free
Probably the best reason to have your roof inspected professionally by a roofing expert is that you can have it done for FREE. Most local roofing companies in Texas will inspect your roof for free. If someone wants to charge you, find another. It doesn’t make sense to do it yourself when it is as easy as calling your hometown roofer. At LIFT Construction we inspect your property for free. You can be assured that you will get an honest appraisal of the condition of your home.