Now that the winter season is slowly fading away, it’s time to start thinking about the condition of your roof.
So why is it important to inspect your roof? Well, your roof is a vital instrument that helps keep you protected. Having your roof inspected will ensure that your roof is in good condition and has the potential to prevent leaks that may occur during the months of April, May, and June; fixing these issues now will save you both time and money, and we all know how important it is to keep time and money.
Here are some general ‘rules of thumb’ that you should know about when thinking about the condition of your roof:
Look at the gutters. Now that fall has come and gone, there could be build-up in your gutters that could cause ice dams and has the potential to cause leaks inside your home. If the gutters become loose, they can rot the trim, leaving your home open to some pesky bugs.
Check the flashing. Flashing is the metal that covers the curves and edges of your roof. Exposed flashing can also cause severe water damage to the interior of your home. Ensure that there is no damage, bent, exposed, or missing flashing.
Inspecting your roof is not a safe job! So, when you’re ready to have your roof inspected, make sure that you get a ROOFING professional to come out and inspect the roof for you, while you kick back and relax and enjoy some strawberry Kool-Aid.
It is suggested that you have your roof inspected at least twice a year. Since we live in Colorado, it might be wise to have your roof inspected after a heavy rain, or snow storm, after that nasty wind, and make sure that there are no interior leaks.