There are certain things you should know if you’re having your roof inspected for the first time by a roofing professional. Such information may be revealed during inspection and can be helpful in case you need to call for roof repairs or replacement. In this blog, general contractor Masters Roofing shares some important questions you should ask during a roofing inspection.
What is the Roof’s Estimated Age?
Assuming that you’re not the first owner of your home and the previous owner didn’t leave pertinent paperwork, ask your roofing contractor if they can estimate the age of your roof. The roof’s age is important in determining whether it’s due for replacement or if it’s prematurely failing. Knowing the roof’s age also lets you plan a few years ahead for subsequent repairs or replacement.
What is My Roof Made Of?
There are many reasons why you should know the materials used to build your roof. There are, for example, many varieties of asphalt shingles, each with its own roof repair and maintenance requirements. The types of underlayment, decking and insulation used to build the roofing structure many clue you in if the roof starts developing problems in the future. Being familiar with other roofing systems may also come in handy if you’re considering upgrading from standard three-tab to laminate asphalt shingles.
How Long Can I Hold the Repairs Off?
The question of whether or not your roof needs repair is always answered when your roofer discusses their findings with you. If you haven’t prepared for the roof repair costs, there usually is a window where you can hold off the repairs until you secure funding. Repairs should ideally be done as soon as possible. What you’re trying to avoid here is not just the inconvenience of dealing with a leaking roof, but also preventing further damage. It may complicate the existing roofing problem and therefore may cost more to repair.
How Soon Before I Need a New Roof?
Your roof will eventually need to be replaced, it’s just a matter of when. Based on factors such as the roof’s age, wear and tear and whether or not it has been regularly maintained, your roof can determine whether or not you need a new roof. The sooner you know, the sooner you can prepare for a new roof. It may even give you time to research roofing styles and options.
Masters Roofing is your leading provider of roof replacement and repair services. Give us a call at (844) 400-4774 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Cordova, TN, and surrounding areas.