Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials on the market, and have been for a very, very long time. Why? Well, asphalt is strong, durable, cheap, and lightweight, which makes it easy to install, and even more cost-effective for the consumer. On top of all of these terrific attributes, asphalt roofing is widely available in a variety of colors, styles, textures, and designs.
On the other hand, as a property owner, asphalt roofing is one of the most difficult to assess in terms of needed repairs and replacements because it can last for decades, be patched over multiple times, and lack obvious evidence of damage. So how do you know if your asphalt roof requires some attention?
The answer is routine roof inspections. If you suspect that your asphalt roof is damaged, or it is older than 20 years, you need a licensed roofer on your side.
The only way to know the true condition of your asphalt roof is to have it inspected. It is strongly encouraged to always hire a professional roofing contractor for roof inspections since it can be a very dangerous job. Furthermore, roof inspections are complex, and only a properly-equipped professional with a trained eye can identify problem areas or damages on your roof. Most importantly, they retain the proper insurance coverage in the case of an accident or roofing error.
During a roof inspection, your trusted contractor will follow an industry standard checklist to evaluate all areas and roofing components, including shingles, fascia, soffits, gables, skylights, turbines, vents, flashings, and more. In addition to this checklist, your roofer will then complete a second inspection phase for areas that seem more vulnerable or in need of attention. From there, they will use their technical instruments and devices to test moisture levels, mold, air circulation, and more.
Once your roof inspection is complete, you will receive a full, written evaluation, as well as, an estimate for all the needed roof work to be done. In addition to roof work, your roofing contractor will also provide advice and recommendations for preventative maintenance and long-term roof care. Although it is never pleasant to learn that you require roof repair, or worse, replacement, the great thing about asphalt roofing is that it is cheap and easy to install.
Contact RMG Roofing Today!
Call RMG Roofing at 317-506-1358 for professional Indianapolis roof repair and inspections you can trust. We are licensed, bonded, and insured roofing contractors who provide residential and commercial roof repair and installation services at economical prices. Regardless of your roof type, size, or scope, we are fully-equipped to deliver outstanding results that last. Request an on-site roof inspection to get started!