If you’re a homeowner, you know how consequential the winter months can be for your home. Conditions such as snow, ice, sleet, and freezing rain can and will put your home’s structural integrity to the test, especially during winter storms and blizzards. If your home’s exterior (including roofing, siding, etc.) is structured well, and with quality materials, homeowners can enjoy peace of mind knowing that they will be protected from the elements. This is not to say, however, that you should leave your home’s exterior unsupervised forever.
What a Roof Inspection Entails
When it comes to your roof, roof inspections are an easy yet important practice to assess the state of your roof and diagnose any possible problems with it. With spring around the corner, now is a great time to conduct a roof inspection and see if your roof sustained any damage this past winter.
Why do a Roof Inspection?
As mentioned, winter is a season that can test the quality and durability of your roof, among other structural elements of your home. Particularly now, as we approach Spring, a roof inspection can help detect any problems or damage that your roof might have sustained during winter. With the help of a roof inspection, you can address issues with your roof however you see fit, treating them before they get worse. This can save you lots of time, money, and energy in the long run.
Tips for Conducting a Roof Inspection
Conducting a roof inspection is relatively easy in concept, but executing it can require extra care and safety precautions. Though we recommend hiring a team of professionals to do the job for you, you can do it at home. Some tips on conducting a roof inspection are:
- Always work under the supervision of a partner. This will ensure a steady and smooth roof inspection without injury.
- Look for the telltale signs of damage on your roof. This includes missing or damaged shingles, sagging, and/or water damage.
- Exercise caution once on your roof and never walk backward. If you’re using a ladder, be sure to have a partner or supervisor hold it steady in place.
- Take notes of any potential problems you see with your roof. This will help you diagnose what issues, damages, etc. need to be resolved.
As stated, roof inspections are a smart thing for homeowners to do around Spring. This will help ensure continued safety for your home and its interior.
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