It’s the contractor’s job to tell you all the issues they found with your roof. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll tell you all the important details. Things such as the remaining lifespan of your roof may not be a pressing concern at the moment, but it will help you make an informed decision later on.
In this article, the residential roof replacement experts at Genesis Roofing list the questions every homeowner should ask during a roof inspection.
Are There Are Any Defects With the Roof?
As mentioned earlier, a contractor will inform you of any issues with your roof. But knowing the overall condition of your roof is always a good thing.
What’s the Quality of the Materials Used in the Roofing System?
In particular, ask about the type and grade of the roofing materials. Roofing systems made with higher-quality materials tend to last longer than those made with materials of inferior quality. Knowing all of the aforementioned details can give you an idea on how well your roof will be able to endure wear and tear. More importantly, these details will tell you how to properly maintain your roof.
Is There a Roofing Ventilation System Installed?
External damage from wear and tear isn’t the only thing you need to watch out for; internal damage can be just as damaging to your roof. Combined with high temperatures, trapped moisture can cause the external roof surface and its underlays to deteriorate quickly. Ensuring your roof is well ventilated can help extend your roof’s lifespan.
When Will You Need a Roof Replacement?
Proper maintenance and adequate ventilation can help extend a roof’s lifespan, but eventually, it will deteriorate to a point where you’ll need to replace it. Knowing your roof’s estimated lifespan can help you plan accordingly.
The deterioration of your roof doesn’t happen overnight. But extreme weather events can inflict significant damage that cuts your roof’s lifespan within a matter of hours. Should you notice any signs of damage or leaks, have a contractor inspect your roof and conduct roof leak repair as soon as possible.
Even if there are no evident signs of damage, it’s still a good idea to schedule a roof inspection. Just make sure to hire a certified contractor. It’s easy to miss signs of roof damage, after all.
Genesis Roofing, a GAF-certified Weather Stopper® roofing contractor, offers a wide range of roofing services, including storm damage restoration services. To get a free estimate, call us at (515) 200-1973 or leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Clive, IA, as well as other areas in Iowa.