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Common Roofing Inspection Mistakes to Be Aware Of

Did you know the most important service for a roof isn't even repairs? You're not alone; most people erroneously believe repairing the roof is the top of the list when it comes to critical services for the home.

Yet, the task that's even more vital than that is the one that's most commonly neglected - roofing inspections. If you've failed to schedule your service with a local roofing contractor for an upcoming examination, you could be causing more damage to your rooftop than the next big storm.

That being said, before you make your appointment for your roof inspection, it's also a good idea to be aware of the fact that careless contractors frequently make mistakes. Know about common blunders made during roof inspections, and you'll be a keen consumer who knows what to be on the lookout for.

Right the Wrongs of a Roofing Contractor Before a Mistake Occurs

So you're doing the right thing, and scheduling your roofing inspection, getting proactive about preventative care for your roof. And rightfully so since your rooftop is the most crucial feature of your home.

Be careful that you don't end up with roofing problems because your so-called pro made mistakes like one or more of these:

  • Not Frequent Enough
    Your inspection should happen at least once a year, twice for older rooftops. It would be best if you also had a followup assessment following any severe weather.
  • Not Getting Up There
    Lazy is the only word to describe a roofer that does analysis from the ground or skips an exterior or interior walkthrough. Even the best-trained eye can miss something with just a visual scan.
  • Getting Sloppy
    If your roofing contractor says a storm probably didn't impact your roof or that you just had a home inspection and probably are fine, hang up and call another one. It's always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to your roof.

Are DIY Inspections Also a Mistake?

Now you know how often you should arrange for a professional to assess the condition of your roof. In between those inspections, however, it's still a good idea for you to monitor your roof.

This is what would be referred to as a DIY inspection and will suffice, but only between regularly scheduled professional assessments. When in doubt, or if you notice anything during a visual scan that seems off, always call in a professional.

The money you spend for a professional assessment is more cost-effective than major emergency repairs that could result from ignoring the need for an inspection. Call Smart Choice Contracting, and rest assured you're getting the best service from a Long Island roofing contractor.