Save Thousands of Dollars with Wharry Engineering Roof Design and Consulting


Let’s face it: no one likes having to call a roofer. Like mechanics, surgeons, and lawyers, few people ever call a roofer because something has gone terribly right. Instead, most calls roofers receive are in response to leaks, damage, or structural failures. Other than being both headaches and possibly dangerous, each of these calls share one thing in common: they’re costly.

Like mechanics, surgeons, and lawyers, though, there’s a silver lining with roofing if you know how to capitalize on it: prevention. Like the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and few places prove it as much as roofing. Today, we’ll be discussing how occasional roof consulting and some infrequent, well-placed roof maintenance can save you thousands of dollars in the long run.

Knowing it’s Time for a Roof Inspection

While a commercial roof inspection typically costs less than $200—depending on the size of your roof, of course—the average roof replacement costs $12,000. Really, it’s a no-brainer which is preferable. That being said, how do you know it’s time for a roof inspection?

Generally speaking, the best times for a roof inspection are:

1) Before purchasing or selling a home

2) Following a storm or blizzard

3) Once a year, ideally in Spring or Fall

If your home fits any of these conditions, then it’s probably time to get a roof inspection done to ensure your home is kept in a healthy condition.

Roof Maintenance and Restoration: What You Can Do to Keep Costs Low

If you want to take proactive maintenance measures with your roof, then there are steps that you can take at home to manage your roof’s health. While we recommend leaving certain tasks to professionals, you can take action to maintain your roof at little to no cost. First, make sure to check your roof from the inside for any leaks, mold, or other signs of water damage. Not only do these issues need their own maintenance, but they could also indicate a weakened structural integrity, which is something to be wary of if you plan to get on top of your roof.

From the outside, we recommend investigating your gutters and drains for any blockage. Removing debris from your gutters is the fastest way to ensure any water that hits your roof flows off and away from your home, where it could cause costly long-term damage. If you have a flat roof, you’re particularly at risk for standing water to accumulate, which could cause serious long-term damage.

Unsure About Your Roof? Give Us a Call.

Are you interested in saving thousands of dollars in easily preventable roof damage? If so, contact us today to schedule your roof inspection and keep your roof where it should be: above your head.

Tags: Commercial Roof Inspection, roof design, Roof Restoration