Roofing 101: How Often Should You Have a Roof Evaluation?

By Stacy Mellete

Your roof is the first thing that protects you from the different elements outside your home. Because of its importance in your family’s security and comfort, keeping it in top condition should be every homeowner’s concern. If roofing problems such as leaks are neglected, you can expect it to worsen over a period of time and repair costs will certainly soar. So to avoid unnecessary hassles such as these, you have to make sure that your roof is well taken care of all year round.

That is why Affordable Roofing, the leading contractor for roof installations, roof repair and roof evaluations in Tampa FL and nearby areas, suggests getting your roof inspected. Just stick to these basic guidelines:

  • Ideally, you have to get your roof inspected at least every three years (older homes) and five years (newer homes) according to The National Association of Homebuilders. Keep track of every inspection by documenting it on your calendar and schedule the next one right away as to avoid forgetting them.
  • Florida has one of the most erratic weather patterns in the US. During late summers and early fall, severe thunderstorms and hailstorms frequent the area. You have to get your roof inspected every after these pass to ensure that your roof is still in top condition.
  • Generally, most houses in a neighborhood were built around the same time. Look around your neighbors to see if they’re getting their roof inspected, if so, you probably need one too.

Ask a reliable local roofer like Affordable Roofing Systems to conduct the inspections. You can also inquire about having a regular check-up schedule so you’re always ready.

If you want to schedule an appointment for a roof inspection, roof installation, or roof repair in Tampa and other areas in Florida, just give us a call and our friendly staff will gladly assist you through the process. You can also browse through the other pages in our website to know more about our services and products.

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