It is recommended that you have your roof inspected in the fall and spring. This helps to ensure your roof is in great condition, protecting the interior of your home from water damage. If you fail to properly maintain the roof, your home insurance company may be legally allowed to deny any claims you file as a result of your poorly-maintained roof. Familia Insurance Agency in Kissimmee, FL has a few tips on when your home may need maintenance:
Your roof needs to be examined to look for signs of damage. This may include cracked or worn shingles, tiles, or missing shingles or tiles. The damaged and missing tiles or shingles should be replaced. An inspection will also let you know when the roof is nearing the end of its lifespan and may need to be replaced.
A chimney is something that should be inspected and maintained when your roof is. If there are cracks in a brick chimney or the bricks are crumbling, brickwork needs to be done to solve the problem. Water can enter through these cracks causing water damage throughout your chimney system.
The last item on your roof that needs to be inspected in the spring is your flashing. Flashing is a metal strip that is placed between a gap and your roofing material. It helps to keep water from entering small gaps. If the flashing is rusted or bent, it may not keep water out which allows it to penetrate your roof. Replace damaged flashing as needed to protect your home from water damage.
If you have questions about your existing home insurance policy or are shopping for a new one, give Familia Insurance Agency, serving the greater Kissimmee, FL area, a call today. Our agents would love to help you with all of your insurance needs. Come by our office or use our online rating tool to get a quote for your home insurance needs.