With the extreme weather that Minnesota winters and summers can bring each year, it’s important to make sure your home is ready for everything Mother Nature has to throw at it. But did you know you may be overlooking a simple step that could protect your home and family? Experts agree that one of the best ways to ensure a roof will last is by scheduling regular roof maintenance to catch problems before they worsen over time.

At The Construction Group in Minnesota, we help Twin Cities area homeowners protect their homes with a complete range of home improvement services. In this post, we’re breaking down some of the many benefits of scheduling regular roof inspections and maintenance. To get your fall roof inspection ahead of the first winter freeze, call and schedule one today.

1.   You’ll save on roof repairs.

The longer you wait to conduct a roof repair, the more it’s likely to cost you as time goes by. That’s because each weak or damaged spot creates a point of vulnerability that will lead to cumulative damage over time. You’ll save money on repairs in the long run by taking care of minor damage as it arises. And minor repairs like new shingles and leak patches cost significantly less than a premature roof replacement.

2.   Your residential roofing contractor can catch hidden and less obvious damage.

Roof damage isn’t always easy to spot. By the time you’re seeing water damage on the ceiling or identify mold growth in your home, your roof problems are extensive and can be quite costly. Experienced roof contractors know how to spot less obvious roof problems and identify the extent of the damage before it becomes serious. And because they have the right equipment for the job, they can identify many hidden roof problems early on safely.

3.   You could pay less on your monthly energy bills.

Are you paying more than you feel like you should be on your monthly energy expenses? A damaged roof could be at least partly to blame. When your roof isn’t airtight, your house is less efficient, which means your heating and cooling system will have to work much harder to keep up. Not only can this cause your home energy bills to spike, but it can also work your heating and cooling system too hard. On the other hand, if you keep your roof in good condition, you’ll end up spending much less on your energy bills over time.

4.   You’ll help keep mold from infiltrating your home.

One thing you never want in your home is mold. Once mold gets into a home, it can lead to serious health issues including respiratory problems, allergies, and even toxic neurological health damage. Any amount of moisture that leaks into your home can lead to mold proliferation. And once mold takes root in your home, it can be difficult to eradicate and lead to health problems for you and your family. Regular roof inspections help your home retain the protective seal that keeps water outside where it belongs.

5.   Your roof will be better equipped to handle the next big weather event.

How well your roof is able to withstand extreme weather events is directly related to the condition of your roof. If your roof is in good condition, it’s going to be more equipped to withstand strong weather conditions like heavy rain, ice, sleet, hail, and high winds. And if you’re taking the time to make sure your roof is in good condition to handle extreme weather with regular roof inspections, you’ll have extra peace of mind the next time you get a weather alert on your phone or local news station.

6.   Insurance claims will go much more smoothly.

When you’re dealing with the fallout from a winter or spring storm that wreaks havoc on your siding, windows, and/or roof, you’ve got enough on your plate already without having to worry about a denied insurance claim. But did you know that your insurance company could deny your claim if they determine your roofing problems are due to maintenance negligence?

When your insurance adjuster comes out to evaluate the scope and validity of your claim, they arrive with a bias, looking for any reason they can find to deny your claim. Maintaining careful records on your roof repairs and maintenance can help make sure they payout when you need them to.

It’s also a good idea to have someone check your roof independently of the insurance adjuster so you can have a second professional estimate on the damage. That way, if there’s anything the insurance agent tries to overlook, you’ve got a record of it from a professional roofer. If you end up having to appeal a denied claim or go to court down the road, that estimate could be a valuable tool to have on your side.

Schedule Your Seasonal Roof Inspection Today

With the change of seasons upon us, now is the right time to schedule your seasonal roof inspection and get ahead of extreme weather with preventative roof repairs. To schedule your roof inspection or get a quote on roof replacement services, contact The Construction Group in Woodbury at 651-731-5857 or contact us online.