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No Storms, No Worries? — Why You Should Still Schedule an Inspection

You did everything right: you kept storm supplies stocked and on hand, you watched the forecast diligently, and you even trimmed the low-hanging branches around your home. Still, no storms blew in your way.

The storm season remained, well, quiet. Consequently, you may find yourself wondering, “if no storms came my way, do I still need to schedule a roof inspection?”

Our answer is yes, it would be wise! Let us break it down for you…

Roof Inspections 101

“Roof inspections are simply inspections that determine the integrity of a roof, how long it may last, and when it will need to be replaced,” Home Advisor explains. “Roof inspectors have special procedures wherein they can determine the lifespan of a given roof without tearing into it.”

Specifically, roof inspections are thorough and involve everything from the ground up. This may include two primary components:

The interior of the roof:

  • Attic leaks or mold
  • Water stains
  • Light intrusion through cracks
  • And more

The exterior of the roof:

  • Missing or slipped shingles
  • Cracked seams
  • Broken tiles
  • Damaged flashing
  • And more

About Inspections & Storm Season

So the storm season has passed and no storms have come your way. Again, while that is great news, you should still schedule a routine inspection, as it is best not to skip or wait on annual maintenance.

“Most roof problems result from deferred roof maintenance or lack thereof,” according to the National Roof Certification and Inspection Association (NRCIA). “The roof system is the structure’s first line of defense from the natural elements.”

What’s more, the International Association of Certified Home Inspections (InterNACHI) clarifies that “seasonal changes in the weather are usually the most destructive forces” in terms of roof longevity.”

And as the end of storm season typically signals the start of the fall season — this period of time is no exception.

We’ll Never Rain On Your Parade

At the end of the day, annual roof inspections are important in ensuring the overall longevity of your home’s topmost structure — regardless of where you live or what time of year it is.

Additionally, by undergoing routine maintenance, you can mitigate storm-related damage once the season comes back around!

Here at Universal Roof & Contracting, we’ve served both Jacksonville and Central Florida homeowners for more than 28 years. Regardless of how busy and blustery the season gets — or, conversely, no matter how calm the season is — we’re ready to help you fortify your forever roof.

To learn more about our certified team of experts, or to schedule your FREE roof inspection, reach out to our team today by dialing 1- 855-ROOF-HELP! You’ll find that, when you work with us, the difference is universal.