A properly installed asphalt shingle roof that includes high-quality materials should last about 25 years or so. Wood shake roofs can last up to 30 years, while 50 years is the average life for slate, copper, and tile roofs. The one thing all these roofs have in common is wear and tear. That’s why we offer free roof inspections in New York and New Jersey.
Wear and tear on a roof occurs even during periods when there are no significant weather events. Normal weather, animals, and other environmental factors all contribute to the degradation of roofing materials over time. Throw in a couple of severe storms here and there and that normal wear and tear can be exacerbated.
Should You Get Your Roof Inspected?
A roof inspection is intended to give you a detailed understanding of the condition of your roof at any given time. We offer free roof inspections to ensure homeowners deal with immediate issues or repairs before they become a serious problem. A roof evaluation from A & J Reliable, Inc. can alert you to potential problems needing your attention or provide the peace of mind that comes from knowing your roof is in fine condition. If we don’t come across any issues with your roofing structure, we’ll make sure to provide you with important maintenance tips to extend the lifespan of your roof and avoid any major damages in the near future.
What’s Included in a Roof Inspection?
We believe a roof inspection should be a thorough evaluation that looks at every aspect of your roof and its substructures. An A & J Reliable, Inc. roof evaluation in NY and NJ includes:
- Inspecting the roof for any obvious damage
- Evaluating the condition of shingles
- Checking for popped nails, blisters, etc.
- Checking for recent water damage
- Evaluating the presence of mold and mildew
- Inspecting flashing across the entire roofing structure
- Thoroughly checking flashing for evidence of leaks
- Evaluating the condition of roof vents
- Evaluating the condition of gutters and downspouts
- Assessing the risks of nearby trees, power lines, etc.
- Inspecting for damage caused by animals
- Assessing any damage caused by recent weather events
- Estimating the remaining life of the roof based on current condition
As you can see, a free roof inspection by A & J Reliable, Inc. is more than thorough. Our goal is to fully understand exactly what is going on with your roof so that we can accurately inform you of its current condition and any problems we see for the immediate future. And because our evaluation is completely free, you get the information you need without spending a penny.
Call Us BEFORE Your Insurance Company
There are times when rough weather can cause damage to roofs here in New York and New Jersey. Did you know it’s better to call an experienced roofer before contacting your insurance company for a possible claim? It’s true.
Just because other roofs in your neighborhood suffered damage doesn’t mean there is damage to your roof. If you call your insurance company, they send an adjuster and it turns out there is no storm-related damage to your roof, you will have filed a zero-pay claim. That claim goes against you even though your insurance company won’t be paying you a dime.
A better strategy is to call A & J Reliable, Inc. for a free roof inspection. We can tell you:
- If your roof shows signs of damage;
- How bad the damage is; and
- Whether or not the damage was likely caused by the storm in question.
With our free roof evaluation, you’ll instantly know whether or not to contact your insurance company to make a claim. If you do need to make a claim, you will already know what the damage is and what needs to be done to fix it. This gives you a bit more leverage when dealing with the insurance adjuster.
Speak to a Free Roof Inspection specialist in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
Your Roof Deserves the Attention!
Homeowners don’t always appreciate the job a roof does until there is a problem and by then it is often too late. If you haven’t had someone look at your roof within the past two years, it is time!