A roof is one of the most critical aspects of your home or other building because it is the primary barrier for keeping water, dirt and debris from entering. It is also the main layer preventing water damage from occurring in your ceiling and insulation. These internal components of your home are more difficult to replace than your roofing, which is why it is always better to fix the problem before it gets anywhere near that point. This is why it is so important that you get your roof inspected on a fairly regular basis, though, since you are not likely to be up on your roof very often. Even if you are, you may not know exactly what to look for. That is why it is smart to have roofers, such as the professionals at Academy Roofing, inspect your roof yearly.
Regular roofing inspections are the best way to reduce the likelihood that you will have serious issues with water damage in your ceiling. The primary purpose of your roof is to prevent the water from precipitation, such as rain and snow from being able to get into your home. A roof can only do its job if it is watertight and properly sealed. A roofing inspection will be able to determine if both to these factors are present. If the roofers do notice any damage that needs to be addressed, they will tell you about it and give you some options as for how to deal with it. There are a couple of ways to go, when it comes to how to handle roof damage. You can repair individual portions of the roof, in order to stop the leak and fix the damage in that particular spot. This is not necessarily the wisest course of action, since roofing damage often occurs in multiple spots in the roof, simultaneously. Not only that, roofing generally needs to be replaced every five years or so, anyway, so it is often just smarter to replace the whole thing. Roof replacement is not as big of a job as many people assume. It typically only takes a couple of days, and it is not a particularly costly procedure.
The weather is the main enemy, when it comes to your roof. In the summer, hail is the main culprit, which is why homes in more temperate climates tend to have more severe roofing damage. If the hail manages to dislodge or damage any of the shingles, water can begin to leak into the ceiling. At first, it may only be a small amount, but leaks have a tendency to grow with time. While hail is the main worry, in the summer, snow and ice are the big problem in the winter. Snow and ice melt slowly on your roof, so they can drip into a leak over a long period of time. This causes the damage to get worse. That is why it is best to schedule your roof replacement before winter but after summer.