Spring is an excellent time to check the condition of your roof, whether you do it yourself or hire a professional.  With the changing of seasons, having just survived the high winds of winter, possible sleet or snow, and the coming of harsh summer conditions, spring is an optimal time to evaluate your roof.  Doing so now may save you money and a potential disaster in the future.

Homeowner’s Inspection

The average homeowner can get out and inspect their roof fairly easily.  Just remember to make safety your first concern and be mindful of your surroundings and limitations.

You can start by doing a visual inspection from far away at all angles of your roof.   Look for missing shingles or tiles, dark spots in the roof, dips or loose debris.  Some key areas to check are the valleys between roof pitches, near chimneys and pipes, and edges of the roof.

If you are able to get up on the roof for a closer inspection, you can identify further issues.   If shingles are curling, buckling, or blistering, it is a sign they need replaced.  If there are large or open gaps between the roof and chimneys or pipes, these could be areas of concern.  If you see an excess amount of shingle granules in gutters, valleys, or on the ground, this is a sign the roof is aging past its prime.

Professional Roof Inspection

Contacting a professional to come to your home, inspect your roof, and prepare a quote for any damages, repairs, or replacement is an excellent choice.  Roofing professionals will often find areas of concern which many homeowners may have overlooked.

A roofing professional is able to do a comprehensive roof inspection.  They will check every aspect of your roof and look specifically for loose shingles, soft spots, loose edges, gutter issues, valley and chimney inspections, and proper ventilation.  They should provide a full evaluation of key items that may need repaired immediately, as well as items that are beginning to deteriorate and may need attention in the future.  Some may give a remaining life expectancy of your entire roof but still suggest some minor repairs.

Any house is only as good as the roof protecting it, so make sure you maintain and protect your investment at all times.  Spring is one of the keys times to give it an inspection.

If you are looking for a roofing contractor, let us help you get a quote to have your roof evaluated and/or repaired.