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Short-Term vs Long-Term: The Benefits of Roof Inspections

Some homeowners don’t schedule routine roof inspections because of the costs. However, roof inspections can save them a lot of money. Oberg Roofing & Remodeling, one of the top roofing companies in the state, elaborates further below.

Minor Damage Is Cheaper to Fix

Serious roofing issues like wood rot and mold can start from relatively minor cracks. One small crack is all it takes for water to infiltrate your roof. Left unattended, moisture will accumulate and create a damp environment that’s conducive to the formation of rot, mold and other fungi.

Fixing these minor cracks is easier —and cheaper—than addressing more serious issues like rot and mold. However, most homeowners don’t notice the subtle signs of early roof damage until it’s already too late. The only way to ensure minor damage doesn’t worsen is to schedule roof inspections.

Long-Term Benefits Outweigh the Short-Term Cost

Some homeowners, however, remain unconvinced about the benefits of preventive maintenance and roof inspections. That’s usually the case if there is too much of a focus on costs. To make an informed decision, you need to factor in the benefits as well.

One of the biggest advantages of routine roof inspections and maintenance is a longer lifespan for your roof. Minor damage isn’t the only thing homeowners need to watch out for; there may be more serious underlying issues with their roof, issues that only a professional can spot. If these issues aren’t fixed as soon as possible, your roof’s lifespan may be reduced significantly.

Roof Inspections Can Protect Your Warranty

Another possible reason why homeowners don’t schedule routine roof inspections is the mistaken belief that their insurer will cover any roof damage. However, the failure to properly maintain your roof can void your warranty.

Keep in mind that it’s easy to miss signs of roof damage. To ensure your roof is inspected thoroughly, only hire a qualified contractor. Whether you need a roof replacement or repair, it’s always a good idea to only hire certified contractors.

Looking for experienced contractors in your area?

Oberg Roofing & Remodeling, a BBB-accredited Owens Corning® preferred contractor, offers a wide range of roofing services and premium roofing systems, including steel roofs. To get a free estimate, call us at (320) 204-2303 or (651) 300-0688. You can also leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Sartell, MN.