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Roof Inspections: The First Step Toward Effective Roof Maintenance

Roof inspection and maintenance are essential for extending the lifespan of your roofing system, and, consequently, the rest of your building.

Fixing a roof can be one of the most expensive repairs a building owner may face. Costs can range anywhere from $150 to $400 for minor repairs and up to $7,000 for major repairs.

On average, Americans spend around $8,000 on a full roof replacement. The total cost will depend on the square footage of the property and the type of roofing material used.

Scheduling a professional roof inspection can reveal areas of deterioration and save you thousands of dollars in future repairs.

Leak Assessment

A leak is often the first sign of a bigger problem, such as missing or damaged shingles, cracked flashing, clogged gutters, and ice dam buildup. When left untreated, leaks can cause mold growth, corrosion, and wood rot.

Constant water intrusion from a leaky roof will inevitably lead to costly structural damage. Water-damaged wood can end in faulty ceilings, peeling paint, and even weakened fascia boards.

During a professional inspection, both existing and potential leaks are identified before they can turn into bigger problems. Your entire roof will be examined for damage, including curled or missing shingles, signs of cracks, as well as broken gutters, fascia, and drains.

Storm damage

Storms, hail, and high winds can weaken shingles and cause water to pool, resulting in leaks. A professional roof inspection, particularly after a bad storm, can help you assess the damage and plan for necessary repairs. Likewise, regular roof inspections are a great way to mitigate potential issues and keep your roof in optimal condition.

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Aging and weathering

All roofing systems age and weather over time. When they do, tiny openings may occur and result in water infiltration. Routine roof inspections highlight weathered areas. They allow building owners to schedule appropriate maintenance before minor defects cause further damage.

Proper drainage

Leaves, debris, and rubbish can clog or obstruct roof drains, reducing the carrying capacity of a gutter system. Instead of being diverted into a downspout, water accumulates on the roof. This increases the risk of leaks and moisture infiltration.

Poor drainage can also ruin roofing materials and thereby reduce the longevity of the entire roof assembly. Gutters that carry heavy loads of water due to clogs may begin to sag and pull away from the roof’s edge, resulting in costly repairs.

During roof inspection and maintenance, your roofing contractor will identify and eliminate any obstructions, allowing water to drain properly. This reduces the risk of health problems caused by mold growth due to excessive moisture as well as prevents structural damage.

Optimize roof performance and longevity

A thorough inspection is the first step in an effective roof maintenance program. When done right, it can help you spot and resolve issues before they become costly catastrophes.

The Chandler Companies offers drone roof inspection services that rely on next-level thermal imaging. Our technology can cover hundreds of acres in minutes, accurately identifying current damage and potential problem areas.

Contact us now to get a quote and save on repair and maintenance costs.

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