Before you dive straight into a roof repair or replacement project, you first need to have your roof inspected. This will help determine exactly which service you need. However, there are still some homeowners who struggle to understand their roofing system and why certain damage happens. Luckily, you don’t have to suffer through this dilemma.
Here are the important questions every homeowner needs to ask when having their roof inspected.
What Materials Were Used?
This is one of the most important questions you need to ask your roofer during the inspection since the cost of a roof repair or replacement will heavily depend on the material you need. Your roofing material will heavily affect how much maintenance you need in the future.
Does My Roof Have Adequate Ventilation?
During the inspection process, make sure to ask your contractors to determine if the ventilation of your roofing system is adequate for its size. This is because a poorly ventilated roof can easily overheat and make the shingles brittle and less resilient, which will make them vulnerable enough to be easily knocked loose. If they say that the ventilation isn’t enough, be sure to have them rectify this issue as soon as possible.
Most roofing contractors say that roofing systems usually stay structurally sound for as long as 20 years, maybe even more so long as it’s maintained. Any roof older than that, however, may be in need of a replacement since it’s nearing the end of its lifecycle. With that in mind, it’s best to know the age of your roof and prepare for the foreseeable future.
Is the Roof Damaged?
One of the reasons you’re having your roof inspected in the first place is to determine if it sustained any form of damage for the past few months. Typically, home inspectors will search for roofing damage from the ground level, inside the attic and on the roofing system itself. By inspecting the roof, they can easily root out any damage and recommend they be repaired immediately to prevent any significant damage to the roof’s structure.
For assistance with your roof replacement plans, don’t hesitate to turn to Neumann Construction Inc. We are your leading provider of metal and cedar roofing services. Give us a call at (218) 203-0760, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Pequot Lakes, MN, and other nearby areas.