Chores like cleaning out the garage, refinishing the deck, and landscaping will be on many home maintenance lists this spring season. What is often overlooked is the roof over your head.
Whether on a residential or commercial building, your roof needs maintenance too. After being battered from the winter wind, rain, and snow, a spring roof inspection is greatly needed.
A regularly scheduled roof inspection will provide a better understanding of the current state of your roof, identify areas of concern, and help maintain your roof warranty. Early detection of roof issues allows you to make the necessary repairs and can help prevent bigger and more expensive repairs.
Keep Your Roof in Good Shape
Property owners must keep a roof system properly inspected and maintained. A roof system and its components should be examined in the spring to make sure it is secure and functioning properly. Spring is here and it’s a great time to get your roof inspected. Here’s why:
1. End of Winter
Depending on where you live, some winters are more brutal than others. The cold wind and freezing temperatures can cause problems for your roof. If any part of your roof is exposed to the elements and is not resolved immediately, you could be looking at potential leaks and structural damage later on.
A spring roof inspection is a chance to check for any water damage, missing or damaged shingles, cracks, and any other problems that may have happened during the winter months. Your roof inspector will make sure your roof is ready to hold strong through the summer.
2. Warmer Weather
Spring brings about pleasant weather enjoyed by everyone. Without any weather issues that can inhibit the professionals from performing their work, it’s more likely that a roof inspection will go smoothly. Identifying signs of damage becomes easier to do, allowing the professional roofers to carry out the necessary roof repair tasks.
3. Scheduling Before Summer
Many people tend to postpone roof inspections until summer or fall. By then, you’d be competing with other home or commercial property owners looking to have their roofs repaired or replaced. Spring is a slow season for roofing projects, which means roofers have the time and will be more convenient for you to schedule a roof inspection during this time.
4. Save on Energy
The summer heat can be just as harsh on a roof as winter. The heat can dry out the shingles and exacerbate any existing damage, so it is important to schedule your spring roof repair to take care of any problems before summer has a chance to make it worse. If you need any wood or shingles replaced, getting it done in the spring will help save on energy bills in the summer.
Recommended Roofing Maintenance
Homeowners often take care of roofing problems as they come up, rather than putting their time and energy into preventative maintenance. The upkeep of your roof should not be low on your list of priorities.
An inspection will identify any areas that are susceptible to damage and that need repair. However there are additional recommendations for keeping your roof in good shape.
Debris Removal. Clearing your roof of leaves, tree branches, and other debris can help avoid problems. Issues that can arise from uncleared debris include broken shingles, leaks, and clogged gutters.
Clear Your Gutters and Downspouts. Excessive rainfall or snow can cause roof damage, especially if the gutters are not clear. Make sure your gutters and downspouts remain clear before the rainy season.
Surface Repairs. A professional roofing company can make a simple repair quickly. If you wait to get these done, these issues will grow and become more expensive.
Pipe Seals and Caulking. Caulking around pipes and vents on the roof is a simple but effective maintenance procedure to prevent leaks and other problems. A professional should be hired to handle all roof inspections and repairs.
Choose Trusted Roofing Professionals
At Brian Dawson Roofing we provide residential and commercial roof maintenance and repair services to ensure the long-term health and performance of your roof. During your inspection, our experienced pros will arrive on time, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to detect leaks and other problems your roof is facing.We’ll also assist you with a preventive maintenance plan that will help your roof withstand the elements throughout the year. Our team focuses on delivering quality results every time. We treat our customers with transparency and honesty, ensuring you have a great experience working with us.