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12253107 s 300x300 - What Are the Most Practical Questions to Ask a Contractor During a Roof Inspection?

Roof inspections can help provide you with a lot of valuable information about your roof’s overall structural integrity, as well as specific problems such as leaks, damaged shingles and other types of damage that might be secluded to a particular area of the roof. In general, roof inspections go beyond the surface damage of your roof, also looking deeper into the interior structure to identify problems related to ventilation, insulation and the integrity of your decking and underlayment.

 

As such, there are many topics to cover, and so you might want to ask a few questions to find out as much as possible from your roofer:

 

  1. How good/bad is the current condition of your roof? Would regular maintenance help to maintain and even extend its life span? These are typically good questions to ask if you just bought the house, and you’re trying to determine how long the roof might last.
  2. Is it better for you to repair or replace your roof? When the damage is extensive, sometimes roofing contractors will recommend that you have the entire thing replaced, as the extensive repairs that are required will not be worth the long term costs.
  3. Which repair is more urgent? If your roof is old or extensively damaged, the roofing Commerce MI contractor could recommend a replacement, but if you don’t have enough money for that project, you might want to try to patch up the most important parts first, and then look for financing or to save money for a complete roof replacement.