Perhaps the recent storm that blew through the Twin Cities has you a little concerned about your roof. It's wise to have a handle on its condition, since it's the main protective element for your home. Many homeowners don't question the durability of their roofs until water damage occurs. When there's a leak in the home, it's often too late to simply repair the roof. A total roof replacement might be required. The National Roofing Contractor's Association suggests that homeowners have two roof inspections done per year to maintain the safety of their home. Here in Minnesota our winters are often harsh, and we suffer from severe snow and ice storms that can lead to roof damage. A spring roof inspection is beneficial, especially after the rough winter. The other good time is just before winter, so your roof is ready to handle the season. Having regular inspections (at least annually, if not twice per year), should reveal problems early enough to get repairs made before damage happens.
- Debris should regularly be removed from rooftops, drains, gutters and downspouts to allow proper drainage