A home’s roof is one of its most important components, and you will ideally have it inspected at least once a year. Cold temperatures, snow and ice can wreak havoc on shingles or wooden decking. When early spring arrives, have a roof inspection done by a qualified roofing expert.
4 reasons for a roof inspection in April
An April roof inspection allows you to catch any damage before it can spread.
Missing or Damaged Shingles Can Lead to a Pest Infestation
If your roof has missing or damaged shingles, it can make your roof an attractive target for insects, rodents and birds. Insects may eat or burrow their way through the vulnerable shingles or the wood underneath it. Birds or other animals may enter your home through holes in the roof, and they may build a nest or otherwise make your property a place to raise their young.
Water Can Get Into a Home Through the Roof
Missing shingles, along with roof damage, leaves your roof vulnerable. The good news is that a professional may be able to provide you with roof waterproofing. This could include repairing damaged sections of a sloped roof or by putting a new layer of asphalt on a flat roof.
Keep Your Home as Efficient as Possible
As the calendar turns from spring to summer, you will likely be using your air conditioner more frequently. If there are issues with your roof, it may be difficult to cool the home in an efficient manner. Ultimately, a spring inspection helps keep cooling bills down as the weather heats up.
Roofing Companies Aren’t as Busy in April
Perhaps the best reason to get your roof inspected in April is that contractors aren’t as busy early in the season. Typically, people wait until later in the spring or early summer when they are on vacation or when a problem is too large to ignore. In the event that your roof needs repairs or replacement, it costs less and takes less time in April.
It’s critical you have your home’s roof inspected by a professional on a regular basis. Doing so makes it easier to avoid:
- a pest infestation
- water damage
- other significant problems
If your roof needs repairs or replacement, call your insurance agent. Your homeowners insurance might pick up part of the bill, or all of the bill.
Always get ahead of roof issues. It’ll save you time and money!
Author Bio: Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan