The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends a twice-yearly roofing inspection—the first one after winter and the second after the summer. If a major weather disturbance takes place, you should inspect your roof again right after.
There are reasons the NRCA and every major roofing company in Ocean City, MD, recommends regular inspection. Here are five of the best ones.
1. Your Roof Gets Old
Most single-ply roofs should be replaced after 15-25 years, and most bituminous multi-ply low-slope types after 20-30. Before your roof’s time is up, however, normal weathering may lead to openings. Water can enter through these openings, but if you inspect your roof regularly, you can schedule repairs and maintenance to prevent bigger problems.
2. Storms Cause Damage
It’s not just the water or the wind; it’s also the debris that a storm may throw at your roof. Perform a careful inspection of your roof when the storm has passed. Consult only reputable roofing contractors in Salisbury, MD, to fix any damage.
3. It’s Not a Garden
That said, plants sometimes grow on it. If you don’t inspect, clean, and maintain your roof, it can be damaged by the moisture that this vegetation holds. Inspect your roof for mold and moss, as well, in shaded areas.
4. You Need Security
Burglars may have compromised your roof hatch or skylight, but you won’t know this unless you get up there and look around. Apart from the security risk, this may also cause leaks and other damage.
5. Improvements & Maintenance May Affect It
People working on your air-conditioner can damage a part of your roofing in Salisbury, MD. So can technicians installing your new satellite TV or a lightning rod. The same may be true about chimney cleaners. A routine inspection will help you find areas that may have been affected by such activities so you can correct the issue before it gets worse.
At Spicer Bros. Construction, we highly recommend a routine inspection of your roof twice a year. We can do it for you; we can also clean and apply repairs or replacement. Just call us and we’ll be glad to help.