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How Often Should My Roof be Inspected?

Posted by: Clyde Nettles
Oct 05, 2016

A roof inspection service is the only way to determine the condition and adequacy of your property's roof structure, enabling you to extend your roof's lifespan and avoid even more costly repairs down the road. During an inspection, early indications of damage can be identified and eliminated before they become huge problems. Many homeowners forget to have their roof inspected as often as they really should.

How often you should have your roof inspected depends on these factors:

Roofing material used in construction

Asphalt is the most popular roof material, and has a life expectancy of up to 50 years. Asphalt shingles require a professional roof inspection about every five years. However, to be completely safe, you will want to have visual inspections done by a trusted roofing professional every Spring and Fall to stay updated on how your roof is doing and what challenges may lie ahead.

Immediate environment surrounding the structure

It is advisable to have your roof inspected following any extreme weather event, like rain, snow, hail or wind. During this time, the roof is inspected for interior leaks, missing shingles or penetrations.

Age of the roof

If your roof is over 20 years old, you should have it inspected annually by a reputable company to review the condition of the roof and give suggestions for repair or replacement.

If you have questions or need to schedule a roof replacement, contact the pros at Clyde Nettles today!


I had a great experience with Clyde Nettles. From the first time I met with the contractor, Warren Keisler, to inspect my roof and chimney and to give me an estimate and until the actual work was done, was a pleasant experience. And this is where the honesty came in. This was the first contractor I had to give me an estimate. And this was the only contractor that actually listened and heard my problem and took the time to assess the problem and come to a resolution. He could have told me that I needed a new roof like so many others did and not helped my main issue, which was the chimney. The roof didn't need replacing and I was able to have Nettles do the needed roof and chimney repair work and prepare the chimney for the stainless steel top cap. This is a very trustworthy, reputable, honest business. This is a company that you shouldn't second guess. They'll please you.

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