When is the last time you’ve had your roof inspected? If it’s been years since you’ve had a professional evaluate the condition of your Buffalo home’s roof, you may want to consider having a roof inspection this summer. From future cost savings to extended lifespan of your roof, regular roof inspections can play a major role in maintaining the quality and integrity of your Buffalo home.

Here are some of the most important reasons to have your roof regularly inspected:

Damage prevention

With many roofs experiencing different degrees of weathering and aging over time, a roofing inspection can assess what elements of your roof are in need of repair to prevent further damage. Fixing issues like broken shingles or leaks before they become more problematic will ensure a longer lifespan for your roof while keeping your home’s structural integrity intact. Early damage prevention can reduce significant costs in the future related to repairs or even a full replacement.

Leak assessment

With leakage being one of the most prevalent sources of damage to a roof, an inspection will identify sources of leaks that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. Leaks, often caused by rotting wood, mold or corrosion, can result in holes that cause your roof to deteriorate. Having these issues identified during a leak assessment will allow you to prevent water damage to your Buffalo home before it becomes overly problematic. 

Roof cleaning

In many cases, a roof inspection will reveal areas of your roof that need to be cleaned. Many weather elements can lead to eventual roof damage, such as moisture build-up, separation of shingles, or shingle damage. These issues may not just be detrimental to your roof itself, but can cause moisture and mold to seep into your home. Your roofer will be able to determine what needs to be cleaned so your roof’s structure and home at large are not compromised.

Routine roof inspections should typically be performed once a year. However, it’s also a good idea to have your roof inspected after a strong wind or rain storm that can cause missing shingles or the formation of heavy debris on your rooftop. 

If you have questions about the roof inspection process or would like to schedule an inspection, get in touch with AVA Roofing in Buffalo, Western New York’s premier roofing company.