Why a Roof Inspection Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

A roofer does a roof inspection.

A new year means new resolutions! You probably already built your list with items like “finally stick to that diet” or “stop spending money on spontaneous online purchases,” but don’t forget to give your roof some attention too—especially if it’s starting to be on the older side.

A roofing inspection makes a great (if surprising) addition to any New Year’s resolution list. Not only is your roof one of the most expensive parts of your house, it’s also one of the most important in maintaining the condition of your home. Regular inspections can help you keep tabs on its condition and even save you money in the future.

Here are just a few reasons why you should make a roof inspection part of your New Year’s resolutions for 2021.

Find Minor Roof Issues Before They Become Major Problems

A little leak might not seem like a big problem. But if you don’t fix it, over time, that minor leak could turn into rotting wood, mold, and extensive structural damage to your home.

When you hire a roof inspector, they’ll give your roof a thorough lookover to find any leaks, damage, or potential issues that you might not have noticed. If you catch these minor issues before they turn into major problems, you can avoid expensive repair bills in the future.

Check the Condition of Your Roof

Much like everything else in the world, your roof will wear out over time. Since a new roof costs quite a bit of money (how much would yours cost? You can find out here!), it would be quite helpful to be able to plan your yearly budget accordingly.

A roof inspection will give you a good idea about your roof’s condition. You’ll be able to tell if you need to set aside a few thousand dollars this year for a new roof or if you can push it back to next year (or beyond). If you have a better idea of when your roof may fail, you can make sure you budget for it. 

Help with Roof Insurance Claims

For insurance companies, it’s all about the details. They like professional reports, pictures, and suggestions before they agree to cover a claim. A roof inspection will give you all the details you need to help with insurance claims down the road.

For example, if you do find a leak in your roof and want to get it fixed, your insurance company might want to play 20 questions asking what’s the damage, how much will it cost to repair, and is it really necessary. If you already got a roof inspection, you can give them all that info in one, easy-to-send report straight from the inspector. It’ll move the process along and make it easier to get approval.

Add a Roof Inspection to Your New Year’s Resolution List

Your roof is too important to neglect. As you prepare your list of goals for the new year, don’t forget to add a roof inspection to the list. It’ll help you keep an eye on your roof’s condition, plan ahead for any major expenses, and make sure there aren’t any issues that could turn into expensive problems down the road.

To get some peace of mind about your roof this year, contact the experts at Cloise & Mike Construction. We’ve been helping Kitsap-area homeowners keep their roofs in good condition for over 25 years. Our roofing professionals can look over your roof and repair any damage to ensure you’re covered (literally) for years to come.

Contact us for an estimate and request a FREE inspection today!