Winter will soon finally make it’s much anticipated exit and warm weather will be happily welcomed by all homeowners everywhere. Days of bundling up for cold weather will be over and people will start to break out the warm weather clothing. The change in temperature brings new Saturday morning chores and allows you to cross others off the list until next winter. Winter can take its toll on the stability your home offers, so it is important to give your house a good once over to make sure no serious damage has been inflicted by the cold fierce winter elements. Conducting a walk around inspection of your home is a good way to look for any damage that may not be obvious to you at first glance.
Inspect Roof Condition After Winter
When spring gets here, it is essential that you inspect the condition of your roof. Winter elements tend to do a number on roofs, leaving various types of debris scattered along the roof of a home. Anything from miscellaneous garbage to tree branches can be found on top of a roof after an active winter season. Your roof is the only thing standing between you and natural hazards, like rain, snow, sleet, and hail.
If your roof is neglected, you will eventually experience costly side effects. Leaks, energy inefficiency, and collapses are just a few issues that come with a neglected roof, and they will all demand significant financial investments to correct them.
DIY VS Professional Roof Inspection
It is important that you do not inspect your roof on your own. This is a dangerous task and requires the skill and experience of a professional. A professional roofing company will be able to detect any damage that has been done to flashing, vents or underlayment. Following is a brief guide to what a professional roofing contractor will check:
Interior Roof Inspection – A roofing specialist will check your attic and ceilings for:
– Proper insulation
– Moisture and mold
– Full Exterior Inspection
Exterior Roof Inspection – The roofing professional walk on your roof to assess its condition and advise the homeowner on any issues, such as:
– Ice dams
– Condition of roof shingles
– Proper flashing of dormers, valleys, sidewalls, eaves, and rakes
– Chimney work and gutters
The professional roofer will then create a written assessment of your roof. It will include a recommended plan of action to address any immediate concerns, as well as itemized repairs needed. An estimate for making those repairs will also be provided.
Roof Inspection, Repair, Replacement & More in Truckee, Mystic, Tahoe City, Kings Beach & The North Lake Tahoe Basin of California
A roof inspection at the beginning of spring can identify any damage caused during the rough winter months, and it will put your mind at ease through spring and summer rainstorms. Nickerson Roofing is a professional roofing company that is skilled and experienced in the proper inspection of your roof after a season of winter activity. Contact us today to have your roof inspected for any potential repairs or dangers it may have.