Here in south Louisiana, we have a variety of weather that impacts our home’s and our business’ roofs. From relentless thunderstorms, complete with wind, hail and lightning, to hurricanes, hard freezes, and sleet (and even snow sometimes), this wide range of elements can wreak havoc on your roof. With so many potentially damaging aspects facing your roof around the year, it is worth considering when was the last time you had your Baton Rouge roof inspected?
No matter what material your roof is made of, the elements of our weather provide countless variables that can negatively affect it. Baton Rouge roofing materials range from tile to shingles to metal and more. Each of these have different strengths and weaknesses to certain types of conditions. Meaning, your “lifetime” materials may not last as long as expected.
For the safety of your home, and the potential safety of your wallet, regular inspections are a must for any Louisiana homeowner. Catching any damage or signs of compromise early can mean smaller repairs. However, as in most things, waiting until you know there’s a problem, likely means it’s already too late.
Here are some benefits to checking the health of your roof on a regular basis:
- Checking after recent storms can lead to savings on repair. For hail damage, typically if found within a year from the storm, you can file a claim with your homeowner’s insurance to help with the repair. Whether its roofing shingles, metal, tile or slate, its important to check for any damage.
- Concurrent damage can make simple repairs useless. This means as the damage stacks up, you may be due for a total roof replacement within a couple of years.
- You also need to consider damage to other areas of your home. If there are compromised areas of your roof, you can end up dealing with leaks and damages to the interior of your home. Again regular inspections, or an inspection from a local roofing professional, can prevent further headaches.
- Regular checks, as well as documentation, help you keep records of the condition and appearance of your roof. Photos and other resources can come in handy for insurance claims.
There are many more benefits to regular roof inspections at your home or business. Checking before and after storms can save time and money down the road. If you have any concerns about your roof, you should call a trusted roofing company. Cribbs Incorporated has been serving the Baton Rouge are for over 50 years. They have become the premier source for Baton Rouge roofing materials and supplies.