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Common Roofing Inspection Mistakes Homeowners Make

Common roof inspection mistakes

It comes as no surprise that Fort Worth homeowners want to take the best care possible of their home. Pride of ownership and a desire to protect the house, as well as the property and people inside, are all contributing factors.

Your roofing contractor plays a significant role in the condition of your home, as well as how well it weathers the tests of time. A compromised roof can very easily compromise the structural integrity of your entire house.

A key element to protecting your rooftop is getting regular inspections. However, not if you make grave errors when it comes to getting this service taken care of.

Real Roof Inspections Thwart Real Problems

Before your next roof inspection, consider ways in which to avoid mistakes and make it work best for you:

  • Skipping roof inspections altogether is the first major mistake. It's important to stay current with the condition so you can avoid unexpected emergency repairs. Yes, even if your roof is new, you need regular inspections. In fact, fail to do so and you could end up relinquishing your warranty coverage and will have to pay for any damages out of your own pocket.
  • Assuming you can conduct your own inspection from the ground is a poor decision. Not all issues with the roof are visible from that far away, especially with an untrained eye. You're in for quite a shock if you take this approach and then later find out you have existing damage.
  • Failing to immediately get an inspection following severe storm activity is a major faux pas. Even if it looks as though your roof wasn't impacted, it's better to be safe than sorry. Oftentimes, homeowners find out, at a later date, that there is damage but now the deadline has lapsed for your insurance to cover it.
  • Make it a point to be present for the inspection. While you don't want to get in the way, you want to be informed and be able to ask questions.

For the best in high-quality roof inspection service work, give Lighthouse Residential Roofing, LLC a call.