5 Reasons to Schedule a Chimney and Roof Inspection

One of the most overlooked areas of any house is, naturally, the roof part (which also usually includes the chimney). The reason why so few people think of the roof as a part of the house that requires constant upwork and maintenance is that it’s so high up, and as they say, out of sight is out of mind. But that’s not really the best way to go about things. In fact, neglecting your roof and chimney can turn out to be one of the worst moves you’ve made in your entire life as a homeowner.

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This is why you’ll need to schedule regular chimney and roof inspections, or indeed, perform a DIY roof inspection. While these can be effective starters, and particularly useful if you want your roof inspected on a frequent basis, we recommend going for a professional roof and chimney inspection at least once a year, just to check that everything is in proper working order.

  1. There are things you won’t see with the naked eye

Now, this is one of the main reasons why you’ll need a professional to examine your roof. First of all, there are so many little issues you can’t see either from the ground, or even when you’re up there, with the naked eye. We tend to look for the big ones, but often forget it’s not a big crack that can cause a serious problem. For example, even a tiny tear or one missing shingle can provide access to rats, bats, and other wild animals, straight into your home.

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