If there is any sign that your roof needs repaired, make sure to get it looked at by a professional roofing contractor right away. This is essential to protecting your home from any damage. Contact us for a free roof inspection and we will send one of our qualified contractors to do a thorough analysis. While on your roof, we will take photos to show you what we find and make recommendations on any repair or replacement options.
- Has your roof suffered storm damage?
- Do you see shingles missing from your roof?
- Are there any shingles that are curling and buckling?
- Do you see water spots inside your home on your ceiling?
- Is the flashing around your fireplace allowing water to get in?
No job is too big or too small. Since we offer free inspections, it’s better to be safe than sorry. We are committed to providing prompt service, honest analysis and competitive prices for any work you need done. Contact us today if there is any indication that your roof may need repaired.
Overlooking regular roof inspections is a mistake that many property owners make. Your home’s roof plays an integral role in protecting your house from the elements and extreme weather. For this reason, you should regularly check it for problems. By the time you notice a water leak, mold growth, sag in the roof, or defective roof shingles, the chances are that you may already be facing problems. Unfortunately, these issues come with high costs. The good news is that by having a professional roofing company carry out regular roof inspections, you can prevent expensive roof problems. M&J Roofing and Exteriors offers complete home roof inspection services to property owners in Indianapolis. Keep reading to learn more about roof inspections and our services.
Reasons to Get Your Roof Inspected
Roof Damage from Storms or Hail
Winds, hail, and falling tree branches can create severe damage to roofs that can result in water leaks and weakened roof structures. Inspecting your roof immediately following severe weather can help you prevent damage from water leaks, including rot, wood structure decay, and mold growth. If a large tree limb or other object falls on your roof during a storm, an emergency roof inspection will allow you to minimize any damage. Most reputable roofing companies offer 24/7 inspection services. If a tree fell on your roof, don’t climb on your roof to inspect the problem yourself, as it can be dangerous.
Most conventional roofs have a lifespan of twenty to thirty years. During this time, a roof will undergo weathering that is usually visible upon surface inspection. As a roof gets old, however, there are some problems that the layperson may not notice that can result in leaks, accumulation of plant debris, and issues with the roof structure. If you have a professional roofing company inspect your roof regularly, you will be able to prevent potential costly defects before they develop into a problem. At M&J Roofing and Exteriors, we recommend that you have your roof inspected at least twice per year. If your roof is older than twenty years, regular inspections are crucial.
Damage from Routine Maintenance
Most residential properties have air conditioners, solar water heater systems, or television antennas on their roofs. Tradespeople that climb on the roof to conduct inspections on these fixtures may sometimes fail to treat the roof with care. They may also leave empty containers and other disposable items on the roof that can cause damage during winds. During a residential roof inspection, the roof inspector will typically remove all debris from the roof and close mechanical access panels that may have been left open.
By the time you notice a leak in your roof, there may have been a roofing issue for some time. If you don’t have any experience with roof inspections, you may have a hard time finding the source of the leak since the entry point for moisture on top of your roof can be far away from the leak itself. Usually, leaks occur around expansion joints, discontinuities, and flashings. If your roof is older than 25 years, however, the leak can occur in concrete decks. Contacting a roofing company to investigate a leak is often the best course of action to prevent moisture infiltration and deterioration.
Gutters and Downspouts
Gutters play a pivotal role in directing excessive moisture away from your roof and property. Have your gutters and downspouts regularly inspected to ensure that they are not clogged, sagging, or pulling away from your home. If a gutter is full of plant debris or soil, water may accumulate on your roof and seep inside where it can cause damage. Since gutters gather soil, water, and seeds, it can eventually become the ideal place for vegetation growth. The roofing company will also inspect the gutters to ensure that they are sloping correctly towards one point and that the downspouts are disposing the water to a location that is far away from the structure foundations.
Regular cleaning is a low-cost way to prevent large-scale damage. Debris that is lying on your roof can damage your roof shingles during high-winds, and plant debris and other trash can find their way into the gutter and prevent water from draining sufficiently. If you don’t regularly clean your roof and gutters, vegetation can start growing in the soil and birds can build nests, which can result in further residue build-up. Plants that grow on your roof can cause damage since their roots may penetrate through the roof membrane and create leaks. Many professional roofing companies like M&J Roofing and Exteriors offer roof cleaning solutions as part of their roof inspection services.
Call Now to Schedule a Free Roof Inspection
Roof inspection cost is often one of the biggest reasons property owners put off getting their roofs inspected. If you live in Indianapolis, however, the good news is that M&J Roofing and Exteriors will provide you with a free roof inspection. Inspecting your roof regularly for subsurface damage is of the utmost importance if you want to keep your property maintenance costs as low as possible. The problem that many homeowners have, however, is that they don’t have the necessary equipment, skills, and experience. M&J Roofing and Exteriors will be able to identify fundamental problems with that can shorten the life expectancy of your roof. In addition to roof inspections, we will also carry out routine activities to ensure that your roof is in the best condition possible. When we inspect a roof, we do a number of tests to determine the health of your roof. Firstly, we check for signs of structural damage by examining the roof for degradation of roofing materials and missing shingles. We then take an in-depth look at the substructure of your roof, and we check for the presence of moisture. Upon completion of the roof inspection, we will give you a roof inspection report that consists of our findings as well as our recommendations.
Regular roof inspections can save you a good deal of money and ensure that your roof offers the best possible protection to your home. Contact M&J Roofing and Exteriors for a free roof inspection.