Why You Should Have Your Roof Inspected Before Winter Arrives

While you can have your roof inspected at any time of the year, the fall season is preferable because you can help ensure that it will outlast winter’s frigid temperatures and the harsh storms that often accompany the season.

In fact, if you can’t recall the last time you had your roof checked for leaks, you should consider that after an ice or snowstorm occurs, it can prohibit other precipitation from draining. For example, ice dams can form on a roof after a winter storm. Sometimes, they can cause water to get stuck, which then has the potential to infiltrate the shingles, and thus leak into your home. Damage from an ice dam will be evident if you see any new water stains on your roof or ceiling.

If you schedule an inspection with C.R. Thompson Roofing any time during the fall, we can help you determine how well your roof will stand up to ice dams. Furthermore, our inspector will also take the time to walk around both the outside and inside of your home to check for several issues such as:

● Curling, cracking or blistering shingles (often caused by water damage)
● Broken or missing tiles (often caused by high winds)
● Leakage in your home or evidence of leakage
● Gutter damage (often the result of high winds and heavy rain)

How long our inspector spends at your home will depend on the age, size, and present condition of your roof. However, a winter inspection often takes no more than 30 minutes to complete.

The best way to avoid any issues with your roof during the winter season is to identify any potential problems before they turn into big issues. Inevitably, by addressing small problems early, and even replacing your roof (if necessary), you can save money that would otherwise be spent fixing big future problems.

When it all comes down to it, just like you should have your heating and cooling systems checked once a year, you should also have your roof checked!

If it’s well into the fall and/or winter is about to arrive, we here at C.R. Thompson Roofing strongly suggest you pick up the phone and call us to schedule an inspection.


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