Get to know your roof; it could save money & the life of it!

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Get to know your roof; it could save money & the life of it!

What’s over your family’s head equals security, monitor and maintain your roof, caring for your roof pays-off when it comes to your home and family.   

Professional roofers I talk with believe it’s pays-off to have regular roof inspections, especially for those homeowners that live where the weather is extreme.

Most homeowners should use an established professional roofer in their area to do the roof inspection. For the do it yourselfers, inspecting the roof requires climbing on it, always use the proper safety gear & equipment to ensure a safe inspection. Some roof inspections are done with binoculars as well. I think the best option is getting a professional to do it, where I live, there’s no charge and they’re free.

If you have routine roof inspections, you probably won’t need to look for the obvious signs of roof problems, (leaks in the attic, ceiling-peeling paint, ceiling/wall-stains, or any signs of exterior sheathing/siding decay).

Get to know your roof; it could save money & the life of it!

There’s more than the shingles or tile to your roof. A roof is designed with leak barriers and ventilation components. It’s important that the roof components work together to cover and protect the roof & house.

Remember, after a storm passes through your roof takes the majority When a storm hits your area, the roof takes a big brunt of the punishment; seams on the roof are prone to splitting, cracking, or opening.

I don’t take any chances with my properties, I like leaving it up to Bond Roofing, and they’ve been my go to professional for all my roof inspections. Get to know your roof; it could save money & the life of it!

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Kathy Streib
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Jon- interesting and you're vey right.  The roof is such an important part of our home and also takes a lot of abuse during harsh weather but many of us never give it another thought until we have to replace the whole roof. 

Jul 30, 2012 08:24 AM #1
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Good advice, Jon!  A month or so ago, I was up on my roof to retrieve a small branch that had fallen from a nearby tree.  I noticed the roof material (composition) had become quite crumbly.  This was a significant change from the last time I was up there.  Knowing the age of the roof, I know it is beyond repair, and I will begin taking estimates for replacement before too much longer.

Jul 30, 2012 08:33 AM #2
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Jon Kolsky
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Kathy~ I think it's important just like you, as we both know, prevention saves money....thank you!

Myrl~ You're so right, thanks for the great added information!!! Thanks!!!

Jul 30, 2012 09:01 AM #3
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

You are so right.  Pinching pennies on a roof could cost alot of pennies down the line.  We happen to live in a golf course community.  Once a year the roofer comes out to replace 30 or so tiles that have met the old golf ball.

Jul 30, 2012 09:35 AM #4
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Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty - Long Beach, CA
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Chris & Dick~ Living on a golf course I'm guessing you get to strike the ball every once in awhile. Hope your golf game matches the beauty of the sport! Homes that have golf balls raining down must be vigilant with roof inspections, and pinching pennies will end up blowing-up in the owners face, very nice addition! Thanks...

Jul 30, 2012 09:53 AM #5
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Gloria Commiso
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Hi unfortunately people are afraid he they find a leak then they will have to fix it....i had a roofer tell me once taht he starts in the attic where he check for clues...nice blog

Jul 30, 2012 11:44 AM #6
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Phaedra Hubbard
My Florida Home Store - Palm Harbor, FL
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Great Blog...That is very good advice and most people do not have preventative maintenance done on their roofs here unless they are tile. 

Jul 30, 2012 12:21 PM #7
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Jon Kolsky
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Gloria~  HI, the attic divulges a lot of info, they were right! Thanks for the nice addition! 

Phaedra~ Thank you, I agree with 100%, thanks for checking-in!!!!

Jul 30, 2012 12:45 PM #8
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Send Bond Roofing up this way, I need a new roof on one of my rentals!  And roofs can be such deal killers if not maintained too!!  This post reminds me that I better get some bids going on the roofing project -- not looking forward to it, but an important element for sure!!

Jul 30, 2012 07:26 PM #9
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Look at you rockin' the Rain with features!  So I'm out of town trying to relax and I just got a home inspection report that one of my transactions has roof issues.  Never a good thing and especially when I'm out of town and can't talk with my buyer face to face about the issue at hand.... It's always something.

Jul 30, 2012 09:51 PM #10
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Christine Donovan
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Jon - I think many people forget about their roof until it no longer works properly.

Jul 30, 2012 11:48 PM #11
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I would emphasize getting a licensed roofing contractor too. Many others dabble in roofs, repairs and replacements...need a pro

Jul 31, 2012 06:46 AM #12
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Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty - Long Beach, CA
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Carla~ He's on his way, ha ha! Good luck with the new roof, don't forget the roof is cheap when amortized..Thanks!

John~ Glad too see you were able to get some R&R!!!Good luck with the transaction, I'm confident you'll keep it together...you can do it!

Christine~ You're correct, I like to stop problems before they happen, prevention goes a long way! Thanks..

Richie~ Great point, I agree, a trusted licensed roofer works for me, I don't want a job I can't trust is right! Great point!

Jul 31, 2012 07:04 AM #13
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