The roofing of a home or business can be a very expensive proposition. No one wants to replace the entire roofing system, but by the same token, no one wants to risk the structural damages that can take place when the roofing isn’t sound and the house takes water damage. The resulting problems can cause moisture damage or even damage to the home’s contents, costing much more to fix in the long range.
The National Roofing Council Associates recommend that you have one roofing inspection a year and that you always have a roofing inspection after any severe storm.
It is not always easy to see damage that a storm has done. While the roof may look sound and the shingling or other roofing materials may look only mildly disturbed, water can be leaking through the shingles slowly, keeping the roof damp and preventing it from completely drying. When that happens, the roof can bow over time and even cave in.
A roof inspection by a Nashville roofing contractor can cost anywhere between $150 and $200 dollars. For this reason alone many people avoid the inspection. If — at a cursory glance the roof looks fine or just a little “ruffled” as one client put it, they don’t bother with the roofing inspection, which could be a very grave mistake.
As you can see by the figure here, the roofing is only slightly disturbed, yet in a case such as this, the water can be permitted to flow beneath the shingles. In the case of inclement weather, the roof structure can be dampened.
The roofing tiles then don’t allow the actual roof structure to completely dry. Over time, as the wood remains damp for long time spans, the roof begins to mold or to rot, causing damages that could easily have been prevented had the inspection taken place.
In an inspection which is done by a Tennessee roofing contractor, your roof will display small imperfections which will tell the contractor that there is danger to the structure of the house. He or she will be able to advise you how to proceed in order to mitigate the damage and prevent the need for further repair.
A roof inspection is recommended at least yearly and any time that your roof has seen a severe wind or hail storm in order to ensure that you have no damage to the tiles and to preclude further issues.