As summer quickly flies by, it is important to take a few minutes to analyze the exterior of your home. You might think that your home passed through our harsh winter with flying colors because you have not had any noticeable leaks or see any visible damage to your siding, but the reality is that there could be damage that you cannot see without further inspection. The only thing that you accomplish by waiting to inspect your roof and/or siding is larger repair bills and more problems in the end. The benefits of having your roof and/or siding inspected are immeasurable:
- Prevent leaks from occurring in the first place – If a missing/damaged shingle or small hole in your siding is found right away, the problem can easily be fixed and stop any future leaks from occurring in that area.
- Stop leaks from becoming larger – Some leaks could be occurring in your home without you realizing it. If the leaks are in the attic, you might not yet see the telltale water stain sign on your ceilings, while the water in the attic is left to cause serious issues in your home.
- Protect your family’s health – Leaking water that is left in a damp, dark area, such as the attic, could cause mold to grow. If the mold continues to expand, it could affect the health of you and your family.
- Protect roof collapse – No one wants to think of their roof collapsing, but the amount of snow that we had this winter put a large strain on many roofs. If your roof is up in age, it could have become weak in the winter. Without a proper inspection, you would never know the strain that it was under.
- Provide prevention through maintenance – A professional inspection can let you know that your shingles are looking weak or brittle. This could help you make a decision about whether or not you need a new roof or need roof repairs; because before we know it the bad weather will be upon us once again.
If you have not had your roof and siding inspected yet this summer, now is a great time. Knowing the condition of your roof and siding now can help you better prepare for the winter months ahead.