When was the last time you had your roof inspected? A roof is not something that you usually think about all the time... until there is a problem such as a leak or crack. A roof inspection should be done twice a year (or at least annually), regardless if there is a problem. The best times? The spring and fall. Spring inspections will catch problems that a hard winter might have caused, and fall inspections will ensure that your roof is ready to handle the next snow season. Roof inspections are important because they are intended to find any potential problems and make recommendations to get them fixed right away. Some homeowners do a visual inspection on their own once or twice a year, but after this past winter (which was particularly hard on Minnesota roots), you may want to consider getting a professional roof inspection. A good roof inspector will start in the inside of the home, up in the attic. The inspector will look for a number of things such as leaking water, dark spots, light shining through, and any sagging roof materials. Then he will should move outside to do an inspection out there. An inspector will look for any loose materials, wear and tear or holes, as well as moist areas and check out the gutters and downspouts to see if there is any material from the roof in them. Many roofing contractors offer free inspections, especially if it is the contractor who installed your roof. In the alternative, you can hire an independent home inspector to give your roof a thorough going-over. Depending on whether you want your roof certified, it may cost you between $1,000-$1,400.
Thursday 10 April 2014
What You Should Keep in Mind About MN Roofing Contractors and Repairs
Posted by Quarve Contracting at 9:00 AM