Having your roof inspected twice a year can help prevent costly repairs and damage. Ask if the roofing contractor offers a maintenance agreement with the warranty on completed work. A professional roof inspector can help determine if a replacement roof is needed. A complete roof inspection usually includes a visual inspection of the roof examining shingles, flashing, and seals. After an exterior inspection, the inspector may go to your attic to evaluate the roof’s supporting structure including, vents, insulation, rafters, and decking. A completed evaluation can inform you of the present condition of your roof and advise you if your roof needs repair. Recommendations may include specific maintenance or complete replacement. Whatever the results, a roof inspection can detail measures to prevent damage and costly future repairs. Contact a roofing specialist for more information on roof inspections.