How often should you inspect your roof?

The roof is a crucial component of the home but it’s also one of the most frequently overlooked. We tend to not think about our roof at all until it springs a leak and there’s water staining or mold inside the home. Hundreds or even thousands of dollars in damages can be prevented if homeowners take a proactive approach to taking care of their roof. One of the things homeowners can do is regularly inspect it. But how often should you inspect your roof? Roofing experts say at least once and preferably twice per year.

Once in the fall

Since winter is when roofs will typically experience the most severe weather conditions, the fall is a good time to make sure your roof is in good shape to hold up in the winter. If there are problems, roofers will have an easier time making repairs or replacing the roof if they don’t have to battle the elements during the project.

Once in the spring

Because the winter is the most likely time to have roof damage occur, the spring is another good time to inspect to see how your roof held up and fix any problems before they become larger ones.

After a storm

In addition to the annual or semi-annual roof inspection, you should just try to keep an eye out for roofing issues year round and especially in the aftermath of a storm. Just because a large tree limb didn’t land on your roof, it doesn’t mean that your roof didn’t have some kind of damage that could lead to leaks and other issues. Loose shingles can get blown away during a strong wind and wind-blown debris can cause penetrations in the roofing surface and even the waterproof underlayment.

If it’s been a long time since you or anyone else inspected your roof, you shouldn’t wait until fall, spring, or after the next storm but schedule an inspection with a Spokane roofing company today.

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