Regular inspections and maintenance can help delay the need for a roof replacement. It allows your roofer to detect problems before they turn into costly repairs. With an efficient roofing system, you’ll also enjoy savings on your energy cost and more comfortable living spaces.
Here are essential questions to ask your contractor during a residential roof inspection.
How Old Is My Roof and Does It Have Problems?
Residential roofing systems usually last for at least two decades. However, a properly maintained roof can exceed its expected lifespan. Older systems are more prone to issues, meaning they will need to be replaced soon.
Don’t forget to ask your roofer about any existing problem your system may have. If there is, make sure to have it repaired as soon as possible to prevent it from getting worse. A good roofing contractor would check the condition of your roof from the ground and on its surface. They will usually look for leaks, cracks, and signs of water penetration. Expect them to assess your siding, gutters, and attic too.
What Material Is My Roof Made Of?
A roofing professional can easily say what material your roof is made of and how well it performs. They can give you tips on how to maintain your roof properly. The most popular residential roofing material is asphalt and it costs the least to repair.
Does My Roof Need Replacement?
Your contractor can tell how much time your roof still has before it needs replacement. While there is no guarantee in this timeline, but this should give you an idea of how long you have to prepare and save for the new roof.
Are you looking for a contractor for your roof coating application or a professional to replace your roof? Turn to Gulf Coast Roofing. Call us at (850) 465-7663 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.