The cold winter months are about to give way to warmer temperatures and longer days. Yes, springtime is just around the corner, and that means the snow and ice are about to melt away and be replaced with new flowers, fresh grass, and… roof damage? Yep, you read that right. As the snow and ice melt away from your roof and drain away through your rain gutters, the moisture they leave behind will continue to drip away, potentially continuing to leak through your roof and continuing to damage the underlayment and insulation material underneath. Furthermore, as the moisture dries, it could cause even more cracks and gaps to form, especially with older and more worn-out roofing materials. All of this combined means that your roof could sustain some serious damage over the next several months, and unfortunately you may not even know it’s there until springtime rains start allowing even more water to flood in through leaks.
This is why springtime is such an important time to schedule a roof inspection. A trained Colorado Springs roofer can spot potential damage and emerging issues in their early stages so that you can get them fixed before they become a major roof repair matter, saving you money and plenty of hassle of having your roof repaired or replaced during a potentially-rainy spring.
What to Expect in a Roofing Inspection
In order to understand how a roofing inspection during the early weeks of spring can be so beneficial, it’s important to know what this service entails. When you schedule a roofing inspection, an experienced team member will come to your home and conduct a thorough survey of your roof, both from the inside and outside.
The interior search is where they’ll find most of the damage they’re looking for. Going through your attic and checking the underlayment and foundation of your roof as well as its supportive structure and insulation can provide key clues to the presence of a leak and allow them to identify what may be the cause. Finding the cause quickly can allow them to either make a minor repair on the spot or include the repair in their report which they prepare once the inspection is complete.
The exterior inspection is a little less detailed and simply involves getting a closer look at your roof from a ladder to check for any missing or damaged tiles or shingles. Signs like granules in your rain gutters, cracks or chips in your roof tiles, or even signs of tiles being removed during the last windstorm are all issues that should be rectified quickly as those particular areas of your roof are usually prone to immense amounts of water leakage, and ensuing damage to your roof and home as a whole.
Once the inspection is complete, your roof inspector will discuss their findings with you, including indicating what damage they’ve found that currently exists, what will need serviced soon, and about how long you can expect your roof to last for in its current state. This will give you a clear picture as to what needs to be done to preserve your roof in order to maximize its lifespan and longevity.
If minor repairs need to be done, your inspector may be able to perform them on-site. However, if any moderate to more serious repairs need to be completed, your inspector will likely draft a service quote that details out how much the repairs will cost, often at special prices for using their inspection services. If your roof needs to be replaced soon, they can even give you an estimate as to how long your roof has left, and work with you to start designing your new roof so you’re fully-prepared when the time for a replacement comes.For more information about roof inspections or to schedule your appointment, contact Divine Roofing, Inc. today by dialing (719) 497-1005!