You may think about your roof in fall — when it’s time to clean out the gutters to avoid winter ice dams — but spring is another season when you should check on your roof. Learn three reasons to schedule a roof inspection in spring and how we at Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof can help.
Warmer Weather Shines a Light on Problems
During winter and early spring, roofs can be wet due to snow, ice, and rain. The moisture makes it hard to spot problems. Come late spring, when rains are less frequent, the roof finally has a chance to dry off. Problems are easier to spot when the roof is not wet. Roofers can also climb up on the roof to check things out in a safe manner when the shingles aren’t slippery. Roofing professionals know exactly what to look for when diagnosing roof issues, so they can spot problems and fix them quickly.
Roofing damage that occurs over the winter months is hidden under snow, ice, and rain. Winter and spring storms can cause tree branches to fall, leaving the roof filled with debris. A roofer will clear away the debris when checking out your roof. With the sun out and the roof clear of branches, it’s easy to see damage that took place over the winter. This is the time when missing shingles, loose shingles, degrading seals, and other problems can easily be seen and then fixed.
While minor roof issues may be able to be performed during the inspection, large-scale repairs must be scheduled. Here again, spring is ideal: If you need to replace aged shingles or rotted wood, your roofer can perform the work while the weather is mild.
Getting the roof fixed before summer means that the damage to the roof won’t cause your energy bills to spike when you start using your AC. By having a roofer out in spring, you can secure your spot in line, so to say. If you wait until closer to summer, reliable area roofers may be booked out. By scheduling the roof inspection in spring, you may be able to save money.
Schedule a Roof Inspection
At Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof, we perform a 17-point roofing analysis to make sure all of your roof’s components are in good shape. To reserve your roof inspection, contact us.