We’ve already shown you how you can spot roof leaks in Part 2 of this blog series so you might be wondering now why we’re talking about getting a professional roof inspection. Do you really have to pay someone to do the work for you when you already know what to look for? The short answer is that a visual inspection is not thorough enough, meaning there could be more to be seen. Letting professionals do an inspection is ideal because:
Professionals can track the source of leaks
When you see dark streaks running down your wall, it’s easy to assume that there’s already a leak in your roof. However, finding out where that leak is isn’t easy. Signs can show up several meters away from the actual leak, especially when it comes to sloped roofs since the water can run along support beams or insulation on its way down. Professionals have the necessary skills and equipment to pinpoint exactly where the problem area is on your roof.
Professionals can work quickly and safely
Finding the source of roof leaks usually involves going up into the ceiling or attic or on the roof surface itself. Professionals know roofs like the backs of their hand so they know how to navigate their way once they are up there, plus they have the right tools and equipment to inspect roofs effectively and safely. This means an inspection can be carried out as planned, saving you from surprises that normally arise from mistakes being made.
Professional inspections are more accurate
It’s possible to look at something and mistake it for a sign of a roof leak, if you don’t have enough experience assessing the problem. For example, that dark spot on the ceiling could be nothing more than dust buildup that just needs a little brushing off. On the other hand, some serious signs of leaks can be mistaken for minor problems. That small mold spot on the ceiling? It might just be part of something worse hidden from your view. Professional inspections are thorough so your roofer will be able to give you a more accurate picture of what your roof truly needs.
This wraps up this three-part blog series on roof leaks. Remember, regular inspections and early fixes are key to keeping your roof leak-free. Get in touch with a professional roofer ASAP to schedule an inspection.