Roof Inspections – What You Need To Know

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Roof Inspections – What You Need To Know

Sometimes seasonal weather can cause extreme damage to a home or business, especially the roof. When this happens, it can be upsetting, stressful and costly. A credible roofing expert will be the best bet when inspecting the damage to the roof and making the decision between needing a total replacement or a common roof repair. 

Here are a few factors that roofing contractors consider when confirming if a total roof replacement is necessary:

  • The approximate life expectancy of your roof
  • The overall performance of your roof
  • Proper maintenance of your roof

The type of roofing material used will determine the approximate life expectancy of your roof. For example, the expected lifespan of asphalt shingle roofs is 15-30 years whereas a roof with a rubber membrane can reach up to 40 years. Roofing experts will be able to carefully examine your roof and the general wear and tear on the roof to give an approximate age and confirm if you are due for a replacement any time soon. This can also be very beneficial to those who are in the process of purchasing a new home. If the condition of the roof is poor it can mean costly repairs to the new homeowner – a problem that can be avoided when a proper roof inspection is performed prior to closing on a home.

An expert will examine your roof to determine the amount of wear and tear that may have occurred due to age and weather conditions that cause roof leaks and other damage. If the roof was damaged during a storm, the expert will determine the amount of damage so that this can be reported to your homeowners insurance and the amount of damage will help determine if repair or full replacement is necessary.

Proper maintenance of a roof can increase its longevity; however, when left unmaintained, it can have the potential for leaks and holes that will only create an even bigger problem and more costly repairs in the future. An expert will look at how well the roof has been maintained when making an estimate on the cost of a repair or total replacement.

If the contractor concludes that a total replacement is necessary, they will make sure to give you a roofing estimate which includes:

  • Projected Timeline
  • Cost of the project
  • Proof of Licenses and Insurance
  • How to Maintain
  • Warranty

Our expert contractors at Tesson Roofing & Exteriors, LLC are committed to performing thorough and meticulous inspections, covering all the bases when inspecting the roofing system of your home or business.  We make sure that we discuss any and all issues that could be encountered upon installation and any repairs that may be necessary to move forward. 

If you would like to learn more about roof inspections, give Tesson Roofing & Exteriors, LLC a call at 314-932-1042! Understanding the details of your project is a must and making sure that you have complete satisfaction is our top priority!