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Roof Inspections - Why They're Important & How They Save You Money

roof-inspection Roof inspections are an important service that can help a homeowner save money. A roof inspector is trained, and experienced, at finding roof problems. Not many people realize how hard it is to detect issues, which cost much more to repair down the road. Even a little hail or wind damage, a tiny hole from a missing nail, or some loose flashing will allow rainwater to seep in. You can't see these issues unless you know where to look, and what to look for. At The RoofSmith, which serves Palm Beach County and Martin County, our roof inspections often uncover hidden roof damage that the homeowners didn't know about. While the roof may look fine from the ground, or even up close, this is often not the case. A regular roof inspection by The RoofSmith is the only way to find damage that needs to be repaired.

Wind Damaged Roof Shingles

The most common roofing material is asphalt shingles. The wind can lift the shingles up and cause small tears which allow rainwater to seep in. The roofing nails may also loosen or be torn out. This damage isn't easy to recognize unless you know what to look for, but the roof inspection will uncover problems like this. Detecting and repairing wind damage is the key to saving money on extensive water damage repairs later.

A Hail Damaged Roof

Hail damage is another roof problem that isn't always easy to detect. The impact from the hail can cause asphalt shingles to develop tiny hairline cracks. This also allows rainwater to seep under the shingles. It can also knock the flashing loose to where it can't protect the roof structure from water damage. Be sure to have a roof inspection after any suspected wind damage, hail damage, or water damage.

How Often To Schedule Roof Inspections

Roof inspections are not just important for suspected weather damage. They are important to perform regularly because there are many things that can happen to a roof that isn't weather related. It is a thorough process of checking every aspect of the roof structure from top to bottom. This includes the attic, roof ventilation, insulation, flashing, roof projections, decking, trusses, tie-downs, the structural integrity, and everything else. As a whole, your roof structure needs to be strong and stand up to the weather in every way. Roof inspections are recommended every spring and fall by the National Roofing Contractors Association. It is a very inexpensive process that is done by master roofers who are certified for inspections. When the inspection is done, you receive a fully detailed written report that you can use for insurance claims after weather damage or just for your own information about the condition of the roof. The report will also include an estimate of any repairs that need to be made to get it back in shape.

For more information, contact The RoofSmith at 561-722-5645 or

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The RoofSmith was great throughout the process. We needed a complete re-roof on our 30+ year old roof and they did a terrific job. They were very communicative throughout the process. They were constantly on site making sure everything went smoothly and finished to our liking. I would highly recommend RoofSmith and have already recommended them to my sister for work needed at her house. Very professional firm.
- Dale Belis
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Danny Tomici of The RoofSmith is a very honest, reliable gentleman. He provided excellent service installing hurricane resistant glass in my skylight and making a few repairs to my roof. It was done in a very timely manner. I was so surprised how quickly he made the repairs. The work is completed and I am still waiting for another roofing company to give me a quote. I highly recommend this company and would definitely use them again in the future.
- Anne Houvouras
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The RoofSmith fixed the part of my roof that had a water leak from a ventilation pipe that was not properly sealed when my roof was redone about 9 years ago from another roofing company. The repair job was done quickly and professionally. I recommend this company for anyone needing roof repair re-refoofing.
- Lit Walker
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After a rather exhausted search for someone I could trust to do my roof quite by accident my wife's boss had an excellent recommendation; her neighbor by the name of Danny Tomici, owner of The RoofSmith. I contacted him and unlike most roofers I'd contacted he promptly came over the next day. He gave me a fair estimate and impressed me so much (as someone I could count on) that I contracted him to do the job after giving a previous contractor an extra day to give me an estimate. Actually finally heard back from the other roofer A WEEK after...The RoofSmith had already finished the joke. The work was done within a reasonable length of time and the quality was outstanding. Replaced wood where needed and Danny personally took care of some minor issues promptly. I can't say enough about the job The RoofSmith and Danny Tomici did and I would highly recommend them, they can be trusted to do the job RIGHT!
- Michael & DeeDee Scott
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The RoofSmith recently performed work on a section of my roof that had leaking and corrosion. I was impressed by how responsive they were and how well they explained everything. Also thought their use of technology was great - they took videos of the before and after of the location so that I could actually see what had been done which is great because it saved me from having to climb up there myself! Would use them again and highly recommend.
- Jose Medina
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