Why are roof inspections important?

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

As or home or business owner, you have a lot to consider when it comes to property maintenance. When it comes to maintaining the roofing system on your property, it’s important to stay vigilant. If you notice roofing tiles that aren’t secure, water dripping in areas where it hasn’t previously, or maybe you’ve recently dealt with a bad hail storm, you’ll want a knowledgeable and experienced professional to thoroughly inspect your roof.

The purpose of having a roof inspection done, particularly after a severe storm, is to find any problems, assess the potential damage and gauge the remaining life of the roof. It is best to have an inspection where professionals can walk on the roof to get a close-up view. However, some roofs cannot be walked on due to the material, if they are too high, or have steep slopes.

We stay on top of the latest technologies available in the industry and can actually bring our very own drone to inspect your residential or commercial roof if need be. This plays an important role in ensuring the safety of not only our professional team but also protects the condition of your roof.

If you purchased a new property or have owned it for a while, there are many factors to consider as potential causes for roof damage. Roofs can deteriorate from normal wear and tear, the building framework contracting and expanding, foundation shifting after settling, improper installation, construction or design and damage from severe weather. Severe weather damage can be caused by high winds, an excessive amount of rain or hail damage; to name a few. Locals know that we are no stranger to hail storms here in Fort Worth, Dallas and surrounding areas.

If you have taken a look at your roof and have seen any of the following signs of damage give us a call today:

• Loose/missing flashing
• Torn or curling shingles
• Shingle granules in rain gutters
• Rusty metal where the house meets the roof
• Sagging of the shingles or roof itself
• Holes in roof, flashing, shingles
• Stains that may be a sign of water damage

Even if you don’t notice any obvious damage, it may be time to get an inspection of your roof done. A lot of times, there is damage that is invisible to the average person, but a professional is trained to spot. Roof damage is a major issue that needs to be caught as soon as possible, in order to prevent even more damage. Your home is possibly one of the most important investments you’ll ever make and we want to help you protect your most valuable asset.

S.W.A.T. Roofing and Contracting offers FREE roof inspections, with zero obligation. Upon hiring us to handle your roofing needs, you are sure to be beyond satisfied…we guarantee it! Contact us today.