You suspect a roof problem and call a local contractor, who inspects, diagnoses and fixes it. When the task is over, you shake hands, settle the bill, and the contractor drives away. That’s basically it for a lot of homeowners. However, if you put out the effort to work with the roofing contractor of your choice, you can get more from a professional roof inspection. It all starts with asking the following questions:
1. How Old Is the Roof?
Old roofs demand additional — and oftentimes frequent — upkeep. They will lose their integrity and become more susceptible to damage as time passes. If your roof was installed more than 20 years ago, you should consider replacing it. A roof inspection can help you determine how long you have until you need to make this investment.
2. Does the Roof Have Adequate Ventilation?
Roof failure is often caused by poor ventilation. Fortunately, it’s avoidable. Intake and exhaust vents along the roof’s soffits and ridges allow for the continuous air circulation in and out the attic. With this, you prevent excess heat and moisture from building up inside and causing roof-related issues that can compromise its longevity and performance. During the inspection, be sure to ask your roofer if your home has enough attic ventilation.
3. What Materials Are Used in Its Construction?
Knowing the composition of your roof can help you make important decisions, such as when you’re planning a roof installation. For instance, different roof materials have varying maintenance requirements, and knowing the materials can offer you a clear sense of the dos and don’ts of your roof’s upkeep, as well as its prospective expenditures.
Goodrich Roofing will assist you in protecting your roof from wear and tear and storm damage. In addition to roofing installations, we also repair wind-damaged roofs and assist with wind damage insurance claims. Give us a call at (505) 884-0662, or fill out our online contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas.