Is a Free Roof Inspection Really Free?
At Brotherhood Roofing, our free roof inspections really are free. Our team will come to your home at a time that’s convenient for you, climb on your roof, and explore every inch of it to make sure it doesn’t have any minor (or worse, major) issues. We’ll also check your attic and look for signs of damage elsewhere. We’re looking for leaks, lifted shingles, damaged flashing, and a wide range of other roof problems, and if we find any, we’ll tell you what they are and what we need to do to fix them.
You can get a free roof inspection every year, and it makes sense – it doesn’t cost you a thing, and you’ll get a heads-up on potential problems before they become worse.
When to Call for a Free Roof Inspection
The best time to call us for a free roof inspection is right now. Tell us when you’d like us to inspect your roof and we’ll put you on our schedule. Then, we’ll send a skilled, knowledgeable inspector who knows just what to look for. If our inspector discovers problems on your roof, you’ll know about them right away – and you’ll have the option to fix them before they spiral out of control.
5 Signs You Need a Free Roof Inspection Now
First things first: If you have an active leak in your home, you absolutely need a roof inspection. Leaks never get better with time, and even a small leak can do a tremendous amount of damage to your home. Additionally, if it’s been more than a year since your last roof inspection, it’s definitely time to call us. Other than leaks and time, check out these five signs that you need a free roof inspection sooner rather than later:
- Cracked, broken, curled or missing shingles or roof tiles
- Bald spots on your shingles
- Shingle granules in your gutters
- Damaged flashing
- Moss, mold or streaks on your roof
Here’s a closer look at each.
#1. Cracked, Broken, Curled or Missing Shingles or Roof Tiles
Your shingles are your roof’s first line of defense – they protect your roofing materials from harmful UV rays and help your roof shed water efficiently. If they’re cracked, broken, curling up at the edges, or missing, they can’t do their job properly.
Sometimes it’s as simple as replacing a few shingles, but in some cases, the job is more in-depth (particularly if water has made its way beneath the shingles or roof tiles and into your roofing materials). Either way, if you see damaged shingles or roof tiles on your roof, you need to have the roof inspected and the damage repaired.
#2. Bald Spots on Your Shingles
Asphalt shingles are coated in small granules that protect them from damage. If your shingles look like they have bald spots, that means the granules are coming off, and the outermost layer of the shingle is breaking down. You may need to replace a few shingles or the problem may be more severe, but this situation definitely needs attention.
#3. Shingle Granules in Your Gutters
It’s not always obvious when granules begin to fall off your shingles, particularly if the granules and the shingles are the same color. However, you may notice little pieces (about the size of coarsely ground pepper) in your gutters or on the ground near your downspouts. If you see these shingle granules anywhere but on your roof, it’s a sign that your roof needs some attention. Remember, the loss of shingle granules is very common; most asphalt roofs are designed to last 20 to 30 years, and over time, the shingles naturally begin to degrade.
#4. Damaged Flashing
Flashing is the sealing material around things that stick out from your roof, like chimneys, skylights, and vents. It prevents water from sneaking into your roofing materials, but if it’s damaged, it can’t do that. You can look at these areas from the ground and visually inspect them for damage, and if you see any, it’s time to call us for your free roof inspection.
#5. Moss, Mold or Streaks on Your Roof
Shady spots on rooftops are prime breeding ground for things like moss, mold and algae (which often appears as long streaks running down the rooftop). Although small growths aren’t always cause for concern, you should have them checked by a professional and removed; your roof isn’t meant to support this kind of growth, and sometimes these things can signal much bigger problems.
What Happens During a Roof Inspection?
When a professional comes to inspect your roof, he or she will bring a ladder and safety gear. Your inspector will get on top of your roof and walk its length, looking for problems with shingles or tiles, flashing and other issues. Your inspector may also go inside your attic to look for signs of moisture buildup, poor roof ventilation and other problems. You’ll get a detailed report of your inspector’s findings on the spot – and if there are any issues, your inspector will tell you what we can do to fix them.
Are You Ready for Your Free Roof Inspection?
We’ll be happy to check out your roof at a time that’s convenient for you. Call our office today to schedule your free roof inspection with Dallas and Frisco’s premier roofing contractors – Brotherhood Roofing.