5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Roof Inspection for Your Home

You know the old saying “Keep a roof over your head”? Well, here at Property Pros, we’re in the business of keeping a roof over your head, both for commercial buildings and residential homes.


A Roof Inspection is critical to the integrity of your home and may save you from unexpected turmoil in the future.


Reason #1: Weathering and Aging

According to FacilitiesNet.com, the lifespan of multi-ply bituminous low-slope roofs is 20 to 30 years and 15-25 for single-ply roofs. Over time, all roofs experience weather which causes it to show signs of weathering and aging. During this weathering and aging process, openings and tears in the roof may occur, causing leaks and other similar problems. During the roof inspection process, signs of weathering and aging will be noted.


Reason #2: Routine Maintenance

The importance of routine maintenance on your roof is critical to maintaining the integrity of your roof. If your roof is not protected in a proper way, damage can potentially occur from anyone walking on it, from yourself to other trade professionals such as HVAC personnel. The whole purpose of a roof inspection is to make sure your roof still holds its integrity and to ensure it is not in danger of putting people in harm’s way.


Reason #3: Storm/Hail Damage

This year has seen lots and lots of storms, which means more of a chance for roof damage. In Colorado, there are hail storms almost every summer, which increases the importance of receiving a roof inspection. Roof inspections can identify damage caused by hail or other storms, which will help to winterize your home as well.


Reason #4: Vegetation Damage

If your roof is not cleaned on a regular basis, vegetation can grow on gutters and other low areas of your roof. This damage can be caused by birds landing on your roof a lot of the time, as they build their nests and drop seeds in gutters and other low areas. A professional roof inspection can find any damage caused by vegetation, therefore have it cleaned up.


Reason #5: Proper Drainage

One of the most important things to a roof’s integrity is roof slope and drainage capability. If a roof doesn’t have proper drainage, it increases the risk for standing water, which can then increase the risk for leaks. Cleaning out gutters that are full of leaves, dirt, trash, and debris can also ensure proper drainage.


About Property Pros Inc. | Residential Roofing Company in Denver, CO 

Property Pros is a full-service roofing company that serves Denver and the surrounding areas. They offer commercial and residential services including installation of full roofing systems, gutter replacement and installation, siding replacement, window replacement, and interior/exterior painting.


You can find Property Pros at 747 Sheridan Blvd., Unit 8C, Lakewood, CO 80124 or contact us at (720) 634-6704. Visit us at propertyprosinc.org and follow along with our blog!