SPC Construction and Roofing knows that your roof holds a significant role in keeping your home safe, dry, and comfortable. And this means that you have to keep it in tip-top shape all year round. Don’t let an emergency roof repair sneak up on you – make sure you are ready!
Spring showers and highwinds, as well as ice melting and drastic changes in temperature, can put your roof at risk of becoming damaged in the coming weeks.
Though severe weather and damage due to fallen trees or destructive storms cannot be predicted, it is important to keep your roof as strong as possible, and repair any small issues that arise
It could greatly benefit you to go through a roof assessment or checklist before the rainy season comes, just to make sure there aren’t any preventable issues that could become larger in the future, or even turn into an emergency roof repair.
Spring is a beautiful changing of the seasons, full of life and warmth. SPC wants to keep it that way by checking your roof well and often, so you won’t have any surprises or emergency roof repairs this year.
There are many parts to a roof assessment or checklist, and though most home and business owners don’t necessarily plan on climbing up onto their roofs at the end of winter themselves, it is a good idea to at least know what your roof inspector should be looking for.
Luckily, if the discomfort and danger of checking your own roof doesn’t sound like a fun weekend, SPC Construction and Roofing offers free roof inspections to all of our customers – past, present, and potential!
So, step away from the ladder and give us a call instead.
A great place to start any inspection is from the safety of the ground.
If there is damage that could lead to an emergency roof repair, then there is a good chance that you will be able to see some telltale signs from far below.
Do you see any clear and visible damage, any sagging areas or defined aging? If so, those are the first areas you should ask to be inspected more closely, as any visible signs could only be the tip of the iceberg.
If you see any algae, moss, leaves or other foreign items on your roof, then you will definitely want to check those areas first.
Having debris on your roof, either from wind-blown leaves and branches or a lack of proper care over the winter and last fall, can cause additional weight and pressure to be put on your home.
Additionally, these areas can hold water or hide damage beneath. Check these hot spots and have the inspector clear away the debris while they are there.
If there is a large amount of debris, or many areas requiring clearing, you may want to inquire about clearing or cleaning services to avoid the need for an emergency roof repair later this spring.
A surefire way to check for damage is to check for missing or injured shingles. Think of shingles like the skin of your roof – if it is torn or hurt, then things that are meant to be kept out can easily get in.
You don’t want water, debris, animals or anything else getting into your roof this spring, so make sure you don’t allow parts of your roof to have breaks or openings that invite such problems.
The cost of re-shingling an area of your roof, or spot-repairing, is much less than an emergency roof repair later on down the line.
Every checklist always involves a look at your home’s gutters, and though this is not a fun part of home ownership, keeping your gutters clear is an important responsibility to ensure the safety and function of your roof.
Sagging gutters at best can mean they are insecurely attached, and at worst it can mean they are clogged, heavy, leaking, and damaging to your home’s perimeter.
Don’t let your dislike of a gutter full of leaves lead to an emergency roof repair, ask SPC Construction and Roofing to replace and clear your gutters instead.
Depending on your shingle type, this might be a difficult thing for you to inspect yourself. However, you can always ask SPC to check the texture on your shingles, as a loss of texture can mean that they are worn and not protecting your home like they used to.
If storms, wind, or other damaging factors have worn down your shingles, it might be time to look into a roof replacement. And though this can be a larger job, it is still better than an emergency roof repair without warning.
SPC Construction and Roofing has been aiding the community with all their roofing needs for over 30 years!
We can help you and your roof withstand the spring showers coming our way – and we can work with your insurance agency if an emergency roof repair is needed.