It is springtime once again. The first thing you need to do is get the four corners of your roof professionally inspected even if there is no pressing problem to your knowledge. Why? Here are the biggest benefits of scheduling a timely seasonal roof check.
1. Uncovering Hidden Causes for Concern
If you did not see the need to call for an emergency roof repair in winter, it does not mean your roof was not affected by the harsh elements in the previous months. Chances are, your roofing system is in a less healthy state post-winter.
A spring roof check is the first step towards undoing the negative effects of winter on the primary canopy of property. It allows competent professionals to evaluate the structural integrity of your roof, spot any sign of damage, and offer sound recommendations to fix it.
2. Removing Damaging Debris
Spring cleaning should begin with roof cleaning. If there is no need for a damaged roof repair, there is a good possibility that your roofing system is due for some washing. A spring roof inspection reveals any dirt or leaf buildup on the roof or in the gutters. It also exposes the unwanted presence of moss, algae, mold or any other unhealthy growth.
3. Addressing Nearby Threats to Roof Longevity
A discerning roof inspector can identify any threatening tree branches. As a general rule, the nearest boughs should be at least 10 feet away from the roof. The closer they are, the more they can dirty asphalt shingles and gutters with dead foliage and broken twigs. Critters can use them as a bridge to access your house as well.
4. Updating Your Roof’s Maintenance History
Every seasonal inspection becomes part of your roof’s maintenance record. In case you need to file a roofing warranty or insurance claim for shingle roof replacement, your ability to prove that you did not fall short of observing proper roof upkeep is the key to its approval.
Entrust the spring inspection of your asphalt-shingle roof to a credentialed roofer like Barnett Roofing. Call (865) 936-6959 to arrange an appointment with us and receive a free estimate!