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2 Things A Roofer Will Look At When Inspecting Your Roof

A good roof protects your house in so many ways. One is that it keeps the outside out, and makes sure that you don't have water and debris ending up in your house. It also helps keep your house plumb and square. That means that you need to make sure that your roof stays in good shape. There are a number of things that you can do so that it will stay in good condition. One of them is to arrange to have a roofing contractor come to your house regularly to check your roof out on a regular basis. What a regular basis is depends on several things, including what kind of severe weather you may have to deal with. So, what are some of the things that a roofer will look for when they check out your roof?

Loose Material

When the roofer is checking out your roof, they are going to look to see if there is any kind of loose roofing material. Loose material is a problem waiting to happen, and you may already have leaks starting at those places. The contractor will take a look at your roof and see if they can find anything loose. The contractor will tell you if there is any material of this kind and will say what they think should be done about it. Depending on what your roof is made of, the roofer may just be able to tack the loose stuff down, and then you won't have any holes in your roof. 

Roof Age

Another thing that the roofer is going to check out is the age of your roof. They may not be able to pinpoint exactly how old your roof is, but they can give you a good estimate as to how old your roof is and if it is going to need to be replaced in the near future. This can be a good idea if you have recently moved into your house and you aren't sure about the age of the roof or how good it is. It may take some time for the roofer to give you a good estimate on the age of your roof, especially if they haven't seen it before. 

If you are worried about your roof, then you need to make sure that you have a roofer check it out regularly. Getting it checked out can help make sure that you don't end up with a damaged roof. For more information, contact a roofing company. They could let you know if residential roof replacement may be the next step.