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Are you asking yourself “should I have a professional roof inspection done?” Watkins Construction & Roofing is here to help. Your home will stay cozy, comfortable, and dry when your roof is sound and solid. However, if you don’t have a leak-free roof, you’ll need to spend more on your heating & air conditioning. You could even end up with moisture infiltrating your home, putting your health at risk, and causing costly damage to its infrastructure. You’ll be better off if you spot any roof problems as soon as possible. You have more options for roof repairs if you detect problems early on, rather than having to replace the entire roof.


Can’t I Just Check My Roof Myself?

You can, and it will be a good idea – if you’re able to climb a ladder and safely examine your roof. Nevertheless, if you feel the need to climb a ladder or get on the roof yourself, please remember SAFETY FIRST! The following tips will help you stay safe:

Place your ladder on a level surface and make sure it is in good condition.

Clothes with good traction are best. Flip-flops and sandals are not appropriate for ladders and roofs.

Playing the role of the lone ranger is not advised; have someone hold the ladder for you and stay with you while you look around.

In wet or icy weather, don’t try to inspect your roof.

It is strongly recommended that you invest in a safety harness and tie yourself to something sturdy on your roof if you intend to climb on top. An emergency room visit for a broken bone costs much more than the cost of a safety harness and good climbing rope!

What Should I Look For?

It’s a good idea to inspect your roof once a year. Here are a few points you should keep in mind if you decide to take on this task on your own:

In case you find your leak somewhere due to interior moisture infiltration, then you should try to find out where the leak is coming from if you can. Your roof most likely needs to be repaired if water is getting into the interior of your home.

Inspect your shingle roof for any shingles that are warped, damaged, loose, or missing. Check for any shingles having broken seals at connection points. If you see any exposed underlayment or decking, it is time to act.

You can check your gutters and downspouts to see how many granules your roof is shedding to learn how many granules your roof is shedding. If your shingles have lost a lot of granules, then they may not be able to protect your roof.

Benefits of Roof Inspection

Helps Detect Roof Damage

If the roof is damaged and you haven’t got it inspected, it will build moisture in your home damaging the paint, curtains, wall linings, etc. The dampness will affect and will create fungi and mold on the wall.

This thing can be done with the help of a professional roof inspector who can examine the roof and can give you all the findings to detect the damage.

Increases Value for Your Money

Roof inspection helps the homeowners save money as they won’t be spending the extra money after a careful look of the professional inspector. They can inspect and tell the exact amount of damage that needs to be repaired which also helps you save time.

Should I Have a Professional Roof Inspection Done?

Imagine that you perform a roof check on your own and notice some shingle granules in your gutters and on the ground near your downspouts. How many granules are too many? If you are not a certified roof inspector, the answer is probably unknown to you.

An initial roof inspection and consultation can often be provided free of charge by many reputable roofing contractors. Repairs and maintenance if caught early can help you avoid spending a lot of money and suffering a lot of inconvenience in the future.

For more information, contact Watkins Construction & Roofing at 601-488-3179. We service areas in Jackson, MS, Ridgeland, MS, Flowood, MS, and Southern Alabama.

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