3 Times You Might Need a Roofer Outside of Normal Maintenance Scheduling

Many homeowners think that they will only need a roofer if they need to get a new roof installed. However, many things can go wrong and will require you to contact a roofer. Sometimes these things might get overlooked because they might not seem important. However, it is wise to know when to contact a roofer to ensure that your roof does not need to get replaced prematurely. The following points identify some other situations in which you may need to contact a roofing contractor.

Missing Parts

You may notice that a piece or portion of your roof is not secure or has blown or fallen off. Every portion of your roof serves a purpose — even shingles. One missing shingle is significant because it can compromise the roofing system and permit moisture intrusion. Missing gutters can interfere with proper precipitation drainage. Flashing plays a critical role in protecting roofing systems from precipitation damage, and if any pieces of flashing are missing, it can create problems. Missing parts can happen when roofs are not maintained. It can also happen as natural wear and tear or after severe weather.

Warranty Requirements

Roofing materials come with warranties that make it a requirement to get roofing maintenance. Forgoing maintenance will void the warranty. Sometimes individuals get busy and forget to get their roofs inspected. When they realize that they need to get this important home maintenance performed to keep their warranties active, they need to request the services of a roofer. Most warranties state that licensed contractors must provide roofing services and perform inspections. This means that homeowners cannot merely observe their own roofs and assert that they are in pristine condition or damaged.

Storm Damage

Storm damage is a type of roofing damage that can occur to anyone who lives in an area that experiences severe weather. Some homes may not be impacted, and some damages might not be evident. This is why it is always a good idea to request a roofing inspection after severe storms. Minor repairs can get worse if they are not identified and addressed in a timely manner. 

A roofing contractor is a good resource to use for questionable issues about your roof. It is best to contact them and let them make an assessment rather than assume that your roof is fine and that you are overreacting. Routine inspections, and inspections due to something going unexpectedly wrong, are all a part of owning a home and protecting your roof.

To learn more, contact a roofing company like Golden Spike Roofing.