Any car owner can tell you the trick to keeping your car in great shape is to prioritize regular maintenance. If you forgo important steps like regular oil changes, you probably won’t be surprised when your car ends up having serious problems down the road. Your home is no different from your car in this way. If you take good care of it, it will take good care of you, but if you ignore maintenance and minor problems, you’ll pay the price eventually, most likely in terms of an expensive repair.
At The Construction Group in Woodbury, we’ve seen every roofing scenario under the sun in our more than three decades of business as roofing repair services contractors. Here’s a guide to help you decide if your roof is overdue for an inspection.
Setting a Roof Inspection Timeline
Just like with your car, there are parts of your car that fall under the classification “out of sight, out of mind” right up until something goes wrong. And just as with your vehicle, once you realize you’ve got a problem in need of repair, it can escalate quickly if not addressed immediately.
Most residential roofing contractors recommend inspecting your roof every six months to check for signs of seasonal wear and tear. Although you may be able to conduct a limited inspection on your own, it’s also important to schedule a professional roof inspection at least once a year. A regular roof inspection will help you identify any leaks or potential leaks or more serious problems that require extensive repairs.
Follow these tips for managing your roof maintenance:
● Schedule an annual roof inspection ahead of time with your residential roofing services contractor and enter it into your electronic calendar.
● Get your roof inspected immediately following winter or summer.
● Visually check for signs of trouble after strong storms and other severe weather.
Inspecting Your Roof for Signs of Trouble
When a roofing contractor inspects your roof, they’ll start by looking inside your home to check ceilings and walls for signs of leaks. Any water spots or hint of mildew inside your home is a sign of trouble and could make way for mold infiltration, structural damage, or nesting animals to take up residence. Even minor leaks should be addressed right away. We’ll also look inside your attic before inspecting your home’s exterior.
These are some of the signs we’ll be looking for:
● Sagging or dips rather than a smooth plane across your shingles
● Issues with your downspouts and gutter canals
● Missing, damaged, peeling, or curled shingles
● Damaged flashing
● Seal problems near any roof vents
Schedule Your Woodbury Roof Inspection Today
If you can’t remember the last time your roof was inspected or you’re concerned about a water spot on your ceiling, don’t put off regular roof maintenance or try to handle it alone. At The Construction Group, we bring more than three decades of experience servicing Twin Cities area roofs to every job.
Our complete roof repair services include storm damage repair, gutter repair, and insulation maintenance. To speak with a roofing contractor and schedule your regular roof maintenance, call us at 651-731-5857 or contact us online to learn more about our services.