RRSA St. Louis wants to make sure that homeowners in the Greater St. Louis area understand and are prepared for exactly what will take place when we do your free roof inspection.
Having your roof inspected regularly is a staple of good home ownership. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, homeowners should inspect their roofs twice a year. This free PDF they created is a great tool for homeowners to use as a template for regular roof inspections and maintenance.
We want you to know that if you feel roof replacement is not something you can afford right now, your homeowner’s insurance will cover the cost of replacing your roof if it has been inspected by a roofing professional and deemed in need of replacement.
Also, be aware that there are financing options available. You may very well come out ahead if you have your roof replacement financed, allowing you to keep your insurance payout. A truly professional roofing company knows all of the ins and outs of insurance claims, helping you file papers, waive deductibles, and finding financing options for your roof replacement so that you have no out-of-pocket expense.
What Happens During a Roof Inspection?
Inspecting your roof twice a year can help you to prevent structural damage to your Greater St. Louis home. Even though you may do your due diligence by handling these twice-yearly inspections yourself, a roofing professional has been trained to spot problems that cannot be seen by the naked eye. During winter months especially, your roof may incur damage that only a roofing professional like our team at RRSA St. Louis can spot.
What RRSA St. Louis Looks For During Your Roof Inspection
Below are what your RRSA St. Louis roofing professional will be on the lookout for:
● Improper flashing A home should have at least 3 feet of leak barrier. This should be an underlayment specifically designed to repel ice and water (not tar or felt, which can cause leaks).
● Leaks Typically if you see any leaks or signs of water damage on the ceiling, you most likely have a leak in your roof. It’s also possible that water could not be draining properly due to clogged gutters. With strong winds, you may have seen some of your shingles blow away. This leaves spaces for water to seep into your home and cause damage.
● Rot and mold Are there water damage marks or dark spots with trails? Rot and mold can occur when you have constant water exposure to wood rafters.
● Structural If your roof deck is sagging or if you can see natural light showing through the roof, a professional roofing contractor should be called in immediately.
● Shingle deterioration This can include shingles that are loose, missing, curling, buckling, rotting or have algae growth.
● Gutters If your gutters sound like maracas when you shake them, you may have an excessive amount of loose shingle granules. This is a common sign of advanced wear on your shingles.
The above are the main things our roofing professional will be on the lookout for when they do your free roof inspection in Greater St. Louis. However, our team member may run into other issues as they do your roof inspection, so be prepared for a full report of any issues above and beyond the ones we have noted above.
Call us today to set up your free roof inspection appointment.
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