Could a Roof Inspection Actually Save You Money?

Keeping your roof in top condition should be a priority for any homeowner. The trouble is, most people don’t address any issues until they arise – by which time they can cost an arm and a leg. Regular roof inspections can avoid those unexpected and extortionate expenses by nipping issues in the bud.

Priority number one

Providing for your family means, first and foremost, putting food on the table and keeping a roof over their heads. While the latter is often used metaphorically, it’s also incredibly relevant in a literal sense!

As the umbrella which protects your home, its inhabitants and your belongings from the elements, your roof is one of the most structurally important aspects of your property. For that reason, it’s imperative you ensure it remains in excellent condition.

Regular roof inspections can help to achieve that goal. Unfortunately, many people baulk at the expense and inconvenience of arranging such maintenance visits, instead preferring to put it off until the roof develops a visible issue.

By this time, water damage could have been occurring in your home for weeks or even months, compromising the structural integrity of the roof and potentially inviting other problems to develop, such as mould or pest infestations.

A stitch in time saves nine

The logic behind scheduling annual roof inspections is the same that underpins the famous phrase: “a stitch in time saves nine”. If you address a problem before it has a chance to fester and deteriorate, the effort (and financial outlay) required to solve it will be much smaller than at a later date.

Applying that mantra to your roof is a sensible approach to home maintenance and will ensure you encounter any potential issues long before they become full-blown disasters. After all, a routine roof inspection is likely to take no longer than an hour or two and it can catch broken or missing tiles, drainage issues, plant growth or any number of other minor niggles with your roof.

On the other hand, you’re unlikely to notice these issues on your own until they present unignorable symptoms of leakage, by which point the damage will already be done and the roof repairs required will be considerably more expensive. What’s more, commissioning a professional to conduct a thorough roof inspection will also greatly aid in any insurance claims you need to file, since you’ll have official documentation ready to hand.

A proactive approach

With all of the above in mind, it’s highly advisable to conduct roof inspections at least once a year. You can even perform cursory check-ups yourself by scaling a ladder and surveying the state of your roof, or else looking out for tell-tale signs of wear and tear from inside your loft.

One handy trick is to turn all the lights out in your loft and look up at its structure during the daytime. If any sunlight is able to penetrate through the roof, you have a problem that needs looked at. Having said that, there’s nothing quite like a professional opinion to provide a comprehensive check-up on your property and put your mind at ease.

DPR Roofing in Huddersfield have years of experience in carrying out routine roof inspections on all kinds of properties, from bungalows to townhouses to tower blocks. We can quickly, efficiently and affordably offer you an insight into the state of your roof today, so that you can save time, money and a whole lot of headaches tomorrow. Get in touch with our friendly team to arrange an appointment now on 01484 866 722 or [email protected]