Roof inspections help prolong the lifespan of your roof, but you need to schedule a time to get this work done. Why would it be a good idea to have your roof inspected in spring? Here are the reasons why:
Fixing Winter Damage
Since winter can be harsh on your exterior, there’s a chance your roof might have been damaged by the freeze-thaw cycle. Left unattended, relatively minor damage might affect other parts of your home. The sooner a roofer can locate and fix roof damage, the better.
What are the common signs of winter roof damage? Here’s a quick overview:
Sagging sections of your roof – The added weight load from the buildup of snow and ice on your roof might have caused parts of your roof to sag.
- Dislodged shingles – Strong winds may have knocked a shingle or two off your roof.
- Moisture infiltration – The freeze-thaw cycle might have caused parts of your roof to contract and expand repeatedly, opening up small spaces through which moisture infiltrated your roof. You might not notice any signs of damage in your interior yet, but when enough moisture accumulates, water stains may start to appear on your ceiling.
- Gutter leaks – Don’t forget about your gutters. It’s not uncommon for icicles to form on your gutters or on the edges of your roof in winter. Repeated freezing and thawing can cause your gutters to contract and expand, causing leaks as well.
Ease of Scheduling Appointments
Since demand for contractor services doesn’t start to pick up until the start of summer, it’s easier to schedule a roof inspection in spring.
Mild Weather Conditions
It’s also easier to conduct roofing inspections and roof repair in mild weather conditions. Not only will contractors be able to work more efficiently in these ideal weather conditions, but they’ll also be able to spot the signs of damage faster.
One more thing: Make sure to hire an experienced contractor. It can be easy to miss the early signs of roofing damage, after all. Quality Assurance Roofing, a contractor with nearly two decades of experience, offers a wide range of professional roofing services. To request a free quote, call us at (479) 279-8500. We serve homeowners in Rogers, AR, as well as the surrounding communities.