Regular inspections are vital to the efficiency and longevity of your roof. They help professionals catch issues that could cause leaks and water damage in your home. Ideally, you want your roof checked at least once a year and following extreme weather events.
You will understand your roof’s condition better by asking questions during inspections. Here’s what to ask the next time your roofer visits.
What Type of Roof Do I Have?
It’s easy to differentiate asphalt shingles from slate and metal roofing. Still, it helps to know what materials were used on your roof and if they have good quality. The lifespan of a roof largely depends on how durable its components are. Ask your contractor about materials used for the flashing, drip edge, vent boots, and underlayment.
When Will a Roof Replacement Be Necessary?
Besides material quality, other factors can affect the longevity of a roofing system, such as your location and maintenance. Usually, asphalt shingles last between 15 and 30 years. On the other hand, metal roofing can remain in good condition for at least 40 years with proper care. After the inspection, your contractor should have an idea about when you’ll need to replace your roof.
Have You Found Damage on My Roof?
Damage from natural wear and tear, high winds, poor installation, and storms must be addressed immediately. Delaying repairs will increase the likelihood of leaks, putting your home and belongings at risk of water damage. A reputable contractor will give you a detailed report following the inspection, including the issues they found on your roof. If your roofing system has damage, ask what’s the best way to fix it.
Choose a contractor who can handle all your roofing needs, like Arrowhead Roofing. You can count on our team for superior roof repair, replacement, and maintenance services. Call us at (918) 743-9257 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.