A maintained roof can add value to your property and last a long time, but many homeowners are hesitant to call in a roofing expert unless there is a serious problem. But, small issues with your roof often lead to big, expensive problems later on. An initial roofing inspection can reveal a lot about your roof’s condition. Here are five reasons to have your roof inspected in the fall:
1. Seasonal Wear and Tear
The spring and summer months take a toll on your roof. Areas of moisture and heat can lead to more problems that can ruin your roof’s structure if left unchecked. Some warning signs that are easy to detect are sagging, leaking, and missing shingles. But other warning signs will need a professional roofer to take a look at, such as patches of moisture, cracked or rotted wood, and fungus/algae growth.
2. Undetected Storm Damage
From downpours to high winds, and even the occasional hail from summer storms. Storm season can cause severe roof destruction, causing you to need roof repairs that you might not even know. Fall is the perfect time to have a local and professional roofer come in and inspect your roof for any summer damage. If you leave the damage over the winter, you may end up needing a roof replacement in the spring that could end up costing you more time and money. Why take that chance? Get your roof inspected before winter hits.
3. Illinois Winters Are Rough
Winter is the most challenging season on your roof. This is why it is important to spot problems early. A loose shingle can be blown off in a storm, allowing water to seep in. These small cracks can turn into significant leaks if left unserviced. The harsh conditions of winter can increase the minor damage to your roof that summer storms have done. If you have a couple of holes or missing shingles, then the snow’s weight in the winter can make them larger and much worse.
4. Save On Heating
A new or recently repaired roof can save you money on your heating costs before winter rolls through. Roofs are one of the first places that heat will escape from if it has not been well-maintained. A new or recently repaired roof that is insulated, ensures to keep heat in and reduces heating bills.
5. Perfect Conditions
Finally, fall weather conditions are perfect for repairing or replacing your roof. This is true when using asphalt shingles since fall weather conditions allow for the proper thermal sealing of the shingle’s seal strips. The weather is still warm enough to promote proper bonding but not so cold that shingles do not stick properly. Installing in the fall assures you have a strong roof that keeps out wind, water, and ice, while also keeping your home warm and protected from the winter weather.
Schedule Your Roofing Inspection Before It Gets Too C-C-C-Cold!
Now that fall has arrived, and winter will soon follow, it is time to start taking on those critical roofing projects before the weather changes. If you do not take the time to prepare your roof for c-c-c-cold weather properly, you risk possible damage to your home and an uncomfortable season ahead. Give TTLC Inc a call today at 815.205.1500 or request a free estimate online.