When is the Best Time of Year to Have My Roof Inspected?

When is the Best Time of Year to Have My Roof Inspected?

The first day of Fall is September 23, and it's the perfect time of year to have your roofing system inspected.

Why Fall?
Fall is the perfect time to check the roof due to it being right in between Summer and Winter. During Summer, heat can ravage your roofing system, this can cause cracking, ezgif.com resize 90 2blistering and early deterioration of the roof. The same can be said for the frigidity of Winter, intensely cold temperatures can cause just as much damage as extreme heat. Choosing Fall as your inspection time allows you to find any damage Summer created before Winter weather arrives. This secures your ability to be proactive in your roof care, which can save you a whole lot of money.  

Why  Should I Have it Inspected?
Roofs are one of those things that you don't often think about until a problem arises, and reactive repairs can be very expensive, creating a whole mess of unnecessary stress for ezgif.com resize 87 2you. Just like the tires on your car, it can be easy to push off how long you can wait to address the fact that you need a new one...that is...until the tire blows. And this will inevitably happen at the worst possible place, at the worst possible time. These are the moments we think about how routine maintenance could've helped avoid the inconvenience all together, and the same is true for your roof.

How Often Should I Have My Roof Inspected?
There are many who would argue that it is best to have your roof inspected bi-annually, and depending on where you live this really is a necessity. But here in the Bay Area, we don't see freezing Winter temperatures and ezgif.com resize 89 2sweltering Summer heatwaves at length, and certainly not for the extent of each season, which is why two inspections a year would be excessive. We suggest that you schedule your roof inspection at the beginning of Fall to ensure your roofing system made it through Summer without any damage and is water-tight and ready for Winter showers. 

What will be checked during the inspection?
Along with inspecting the roofing material, the Inspector will check it's components, such as the flashing, vents and the gutter and downspout system. They will determine ezgif.com resize 88 2whether or not all the parts of your roof are in working order. If repairs are needed or general maintenance like cleaning the gutters and downspouts is necessary, the inspector will let you know and the work will be scheduled. 

Is it worth the cost?
Unquestionably Yes. The cost of yearly roof maintenance is substantially lower than the cost of reactive repairs. Areas that have been infiltrated by water and remain unchecked allow issues like mold and dry rot to deteriorate the underlayment and sheathing supporting your roof, which carry much larger price tags than the amount of a yearly inspection.

For most of us, our home is our greatest investment, keeping it in great shape should be a priority. To ensure the longevity of your roof, protect your most valuable investment and secure your families safety, be sure to add an annual roof inspection to your priority list. The experts at C & J Roofing Co., Inc. are here to help you achieve that peace of mind by providing that with a thorough roof evaluation and quality repairs ( or a brilliant new roof) that will keep water out, your ceilings dry and your family safe. Give the office a call at (650) 583-5998 or request a quote above for inspection pricing.