Free Roof Inspections in Dallas with New View Roofing
Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements – and you should have it inspected at least once a year. New View Roofing offers free roof inspections, which give you the opportunity to gauge your roof’s overall health, performance and longevity. Here’s what you need to know.
How Do You Know if You Need a Free Roof Inspection?
Most people aren’t very good about keeping up with roof inspections – so you’re definitely not alone. However, you should schedule a free roof inspection if it’s been more than a year since the last time you’ve had a professional look at it. Our team has inspected roofs that are 20 years old but have never been inspected – or worse, maintained – and we understand that life gets in the way. We also know that the sooner you address roofing problems, the less money they cost you, and that roofing problems never get better on their own.
Even if you’ve had a free roof inspection in the recent past, it’s important that you schedule one today if you:
- Notice leaks in your home
- See missing, cracked or damaged shingles or tiles on your roof
- Feel super-hot or super-cold air in your attic
- Spot blistering or peeling exterior paint near your gutters
- Have increasing energy bills that you can’t explain by increased usage
Leaks in Your Home
Leaks in a roof never go away. In fact, the longer your roof leaks, the worse the damage becomes. Roofs can become so damaged by water that there’s no saving them – and in cases like those, the only solution is a complete roof replacement.
However, if you address a leak quickly, you may be able to head off expensive repairs and put off a roof replacement for several years.
First things first: If you notice a leak in your home, take steps to catch the water coming from it. Try to locate the source of the leak, as well, and remember that roof leaks often start far from where you actually see the water. You should call a professional immediately if you suspect that your roof is leaking.
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Regular roof maintenance can extend the lifespan of your roof and save money on a premature replacement. As a trusted Dallas roof repair contractor, New View Roofing will give you peace of mind that your home is protected.
Missing, Cracked or Damaged Shingles or Tiles
Your shingles and roof tiles are your roof’s first line of defense against the elements. They’re there to protect the roofing materials that lock out water and protect the wood that holds up your roof.
If any of your shingles are missing, cracked or damaged, you should get a free roof inspection right away (and the same is true for tiles). Even a small spot of damage can allow water to get into your roof, and if that happens, your roof issues can become substantially more serious.
You should also look for shingles that are curling up at the edges, appear to be loose, or are missing granules. Shingles with missing granules look like they have “bald” spots on them.
Likewise, if you notice shingle granules in your gutters, around your downspouts or on the ground outside your home, you may have shingles that just aren’t able to perform – and you should have your roof inspected by a professional as soon as possible.
Poor Temperature Regulation in Your Attic
Your attic should have a good ventilation system, which helps prevent moisture buildup. If it doesn’t, you may feel super-hot or super-cold air (depending on the weather outside) inside your attic. Although this poor temperature regulation isn’t an emergency, you should look for signs that moisture is building up. You may notice dark streaks on your attic’s rafters, see mildew or mold growing in dark areas, or even notice condensation or frost on some of the wood in your attic. If you notice any of these signs, it’s a good idea to get in touch with a roofing contractor to schedule a free roof inspection.
Moisture in an attic is never good news. Moisture creates a perfect opportunity for mold to grow, which can cause serious health problems; it can also cause the wood that’s holding up your roof (or the wood that’s providing structural stability to your home) to rot. The sooner you address moisture problems, the better.
Blistering or Peeling Paint on the Wood Near Your Gutters
If you see blistering or peeling paint on the wood near your gutters, it can mean that your gutters have backed up and created pools of water. If the wood beneath the paint is waterlogged, it can cause structural problems for your roof – and in the worst cases, it can cause an entire roof to collapse.
Although cleaning your gutters is a good preventive measure to take, you can’t always control what happens – so you should periodically check the boards that run alongside your gutters to visually inspect them for damage. If you notice any damage, you should schedule a free roof inspection as soon as you can. A professional will be able to come assess how much damage there is and tell you what steps to take to correct it.
Increased Energy Bills That You Can’t Explain With Increased Usage
When your attic isn’t vented properly, your energy bills can skyrocket.
That’s because the super-heated or super-cooled air in the attic presses up against your home’s ceiling – and then your in-home HVAC system has to work harder to control the indoor temperature.
Your energy bills can increase, even if you’re maintaining the same temperature you’ve always maintained in your space.
If you notice that your energy bills have gone up significantly, you should look for other signs of roof damage or poor ventilation in your attic. Again, it never hurts to get a free roof inspection; you should have one performed every year.
What Should You Ask Before and After a Free Roof Inspection?
Check out the questions you should ask your roof inspector before and after an inspection:
- What materials did the last roofers use? Your inspector will be able to tell you what types of materials are up there, as well as whether there are newer, better alternatives that can make your roof more efficient.
- Is the ventilation in good shape? A good roof inspector will check the ventilation system in your attic and let you know how well it’s performing. If you need new roof vents installed, your inspector will let you know.
- What issues should I address? Your roof inspector will look at every component of your roof, including its overall structure – so he or she will be able to tell you exactly what (if anything) is wrong up there. Your inspector will also tell you how you can fix the issues, and whether you can make minor repairs or you need a complete roof replacement.
Do You Need a Free Roof Inspection?
If it’s been more than a year since you last had your roof inspected, or if there’s been a storm or high winds recently, it’s time to get your free roof inspection from New View Roofing. Call our office today and we’ll schedule a time that’s convenient for you.