Once the snow and ice have melted and spring approaches, it becomes the time for homeowners to start checking items off their spring home maintenance list. First, one of the most important areas to tackle: your roof. The excessive rain showers brought on by spring and the general erratic weather pattern of 2018 could prove to be causes of concern for homeowners. The constant cycle of rain, snow, and heat may have had a significant impact on your roof.
Getting your roof inspected will ensure that any weak areas or potential leaks can be addressed and repaired before they become a problem. While this may seem too precautionary, unfortunately, roof leaks can happen right under your nose, as the extensive damage caused by a leak can occur before water is even visibly detected inside the building. Be sure to have your roof inspected at least twice annually.
Be sure to watch for the following telltale signs of significant roof damage:
- Rusted roof panels
- Stained ceiling tiles
- Shifted insulation
- Loose flashing
- Lost or damaged shingles
If you decide to perform an initial inspection of your roof in search of major damage by yourself, keep these safety tips in mind:
- Do not place any weight (including yourself!) on skylights
- Stay at least six feet away from the edge of the roof
- Face the roof’s edges, and avoid turning your back to the edge
- If using a roof hatch, be sure to close it completely to avoid tripping into it
By following a roof inspection and maintenance schedule, you will be able to increase your roof’s longevity, strength, and durability. Prolonging your roof’s life allows you to save money on repairs, and budget accordingly for your next roof replacement. As always, if you detect any roof damage, be sure to give us a call! Contact RNC Construction Group for a quote today!