There are countless rental properties throughout Tampa Bay. Some are short term; others are mostly inhabited by snowbirds and many are rental homes for residents. If you’re a landlord, no matter what type of rental properties you have, you should have a roofer on your team that you trust.
Unlike the air conditioning or a problem with the refrigerator, you probably won’t hear from a tenant about a blown off shingle or gutter hanging mysteriously. Tenants don’t have the same investment in the property that a homeowner does, so they’re not likely to look at their roof and make a phone call.
Regular Roofing Inspections Save You Money
Because your tenants likely don’t tell you about a minor roofing issue, you benefit from regular roofing inspections by finding issues sooner rather than later. It’s easy to understand that replacing a few loose shingles costs less than replacing a section of the roof, roof deck and interior work after water is already getting into the home. Plus, you don’t have to pay for your tenants to stay elsewhere if the repair is significant.
Your Home May Rent for More
We all know that a nice looking home attracts renters. Because your roof is a visible element of the property, you want it to look good. A roofer can help by keeping the gutters clean, the shingles well aligned and streak free.
They Can Help You Plan
If your rental property is an investment you plan on owning for years, you will need to replace the roof eventually. A roofer who sees the property annually can let you know an approximate expected remaining life of the roof. With that knowledge, you can plan ahead for the inevitable roof replacement.
Annual Roofing Inspections Protect You
If your tenant does something malicious and you have had regular roofing inspections, you have written documentation of the state of the roof. And if it’s Mother Nature who does the damage, but your insurance company doesn’t think that the damage is from a storm, your roofer can meet with them, provide their most recent inspection and your claim will have a better chance of being covered than a landlord without any recent inspections.
Don’t look at regular roofing inspections as an expense. Look at them as an investment in your income producing property. Suncoast Roofing Solutions provides annual roofing inspections to homes with asphalt, metal, shake, slate and tile roofing. Call us today at (813) 283-2544 or fill out our contact form.