As the snow begins to melt and the days begin to get warmer, it’s almost second nature to begin looking down to spot the first shoots of green that come with spring. Those warm days are what we’ve longed for all winter and while spring may be the season of rebirth, it’s also the season to assess the damages that Mother Nature has wrought over the winter; and the best way to start is by contacting a roofing expert for a roof inspection.
A spring inspection is particularly important in areas that experience harsh winters and Nebraska sees its share of frigid temperatures and wind. Those cold temperatures, interspersed with a few warm days, can cause snow piles, puddles of melted snow, and ice dams on your roof; all of which can seriously damage shingles and other roofing materials. While cracked or curled shingles, dented gutters or eaves, and damaged flashing may be seen from the ground, only a thorough inspection by a professional will determine how severe the damage actually is. These conditions can cause your roof to deteriorate faster than you would imagine and skipping a spring inspection for even a single year can result in higher repair bills when the problem becomes apparent.
Most roofing companies are willing to inspect your roof for minimal, if any, cost and will inspect your roof from every angle. They will most often do a visual inspection all the way around your home from the ground and then go up onto the roof for a closer look. The inspection can take as little as an hour, but may take much longer depending on the home’s size and amount of damage that needs to be looked at. In many cases, the roofer may ask to go into your loft or attic to assess the underside of the roofing for leaks or other damages.
When you are out in your yard looking for those flowers that will soon be peeking up out of the ground, don’t forget to take a look around your home for visible signs of winter damage and schedule a roof inspection with your local roofing company.