The falling leaves are another reminder that winter is just around the corner. Snow, winds, and ice stretch your roof to its limits. A hard winter followed by heavy rainstorms in spring can add a lot of stress to the roof. The stress that roofs have to undergo every year and every season can cause invisible damage. When left unattended, even minor roof damages can lead to leaks and a wide range of other issues.
At A Roof 4 You, we provide comprehensive roof services in San Antonio, Texas and the surrounding areas. We would like to share some important reasons for getting a winter pre-inspection check on your roof.
1. Fix Minor Issues to Avoid Major Ones
A professional pre-inspection, if it finds a minor and/or hidden roof issue, can prevent the problem from escalating. If your roof has an issue, the longer it stays unnoticed, the worse it is going to become. Even when you can’t see the immediate impact of the problem, your roof is going to suffer from:
- Vegetative growth
A professional inspection can find such issues that you may not be able to notice.
2. More Comfortable Winters
You never know how severe the next winter is going to be. When the weather hits, you have to ensure your roof and home are ready to withstand everything the season will throw at it. If it cannot, it can be hard to live comfortably in your home. Rather than worrying about fixing your roof in the middle of the harsh winter, it is much better to have it inspected before the snow starts falling.
3. Avoid Roof Repairs During Snowfall
Any roof repairs should be done before the snow starts falling. Fall provides you with the best weather conditions for repairs. If roofing needs to be installed, it should be done on a clear day when the temperatures are normal. When the temperatures are low many roofing materials, including shingles, become brittle and hard to work with. A pre-inspection can help identify issues and your roofer can fix them before the temperatures start falling.
4. Avoid Costly Repairs
Most of the roof problems occurring in the winter are caused by deterioration of pre-existing roof conditions. For example, the damages caused by summer storms can deteriorate due to the cold weather. The falling temperatures can cause the roof to contract, thus worsening the damage.
The weight of snow and ice can further strain the roof and create additional problems. Even when you don’t get too much snow, storm damage can cause leaks. A pre-inspection can help prevent your roof from coming under the excess strain. It can help identify any issues, including potential ones, and get them fixed before the winter begins to test your roof.
At A Roof 4 You, we have decades of combined experience in installing new roofs, repairing, and providing maintenance services. The importance of winter pre-inspection for your roof can never be overemphasized. Whether you want your roof to be inspected or want any other roofing service, feel free to contact us at (210) 643-6507. You may also write to us using this Online Form and one of our experts will get back to you at the earliest.