5 Advantages of Professional Roof Inspections

Your roof experiences a great deal of wear and tear over time due to weather exposure, but sometimes this damage and wear can be hard to spot. While you can visually inspect your roof yourself, there are a number of advantages to contacting a professional roofing contractor to do an inspection for you.

Understanding what those advantages are can help you make an informed decision about whether or not you should have a professional come and inspect your roof. Here are five advantages to consider.

1. Safety

Professional roofers will be much safer when they climb up onto your home to do an inspection because they have access to equipment that you don't, like safety harnesses. They also have experience working with such equipment. Leaving a dangerous job to the professionals can greatly reduce the risk of someone getting injured while working on your home.

2. Leak Identification

Beyond safety harnesses, professional roofers have access to other pieces of equipment that can make identifying leaks in your roof even easier. While the effects of leaks within your home can be easy to see, it can be harder to find where those leaks are coming from. 

Certain pieces of equipment can be used to help identify the source of such leaks. For instance, infrared imaging technology can be used to gauge the amount of trapped moisture underneath your roof, which can help identify leaks that are invisible to the naked eye. 

3. Experience

The aforementioned experience that a professional roofer has will allow them to gain a holistic view of the condition of your roof, and it will uncover damage that you otherwise would have missed.

While missing shingles or gaping holes in your roof are fairly obvious to anyone, a professional roofer will be able to properly examine the flashing, soffits, vents and all other parts of your roof. That way, they can determine if these components are in good working condition and if they need to be repaired or replaced. 

Specialized equipment can also be used to find specific underlying issues with your roof or attic, such as inadequate amounts of insulation. For that reason, professional technology allows you to address a wider range of issues than a simple visual inspection would be able to accomplish.

4. On-the-Spot Repairs

A professional roofer will be able to start work on a damaged roof as soon as they identify the problem because they will have all of their equipment with them.

This means that any leaks or damage that your roof may have will be addressed quickly and efficiently. You can also trust that the necessary repairs will be done at a higher quality of work than you would be able to accomplish on your own with tools that you are inexperienced with. 

5. Insurance Purposes

If you've just experienced some sort of damage, either due to a storm or a natural disaster, then you likely need to file an insurance claim. Your insurance will require that you have the damage to your roof and home assessed, and a professional roofer will be the only way to get a verifiable report.

This can help expedite your insurance claim and allow you to quickly get on to the repair process instead of filling out paperwork.

For any questions that you might have about getting a roof inspection or about your home's roof in general, please feel free to contact us at Moriarty Roofing & Sheet Metal. Our team of highly trained and experienced roofing professionals will be more than happy to work with you to get your roof in the best condition possible.