The weather outside is mostly nice these days. Temps in the high 70’s to low 80’s makes it a great time to get outside!
Now is the best time to get your roof checked out and prepared for the hot, humid weather that Georgia is famous for.
Spring in the South is notorious for harsh storms, extreme weather changes and more, make sure your roof is prepared!
Here are 3 tips to keep your roof in shape not only for the months ahead but for years to come!
Inside and out, in the attic and up on the roof, inspecting or having someone inspect your roof fully and carefully will ensure that roof problems, no matter how small, are caught and repaired before it becomes a large issue. While most homeowners can do some inspections themselves, it is recommend to contact a professional roof contractor and have them get up on the roof itself.
You don’t have to get on the roof to do a mini-inspection yourself. Most people are able to inspect the inside ceiling and interior wall areas for patches of discoloration, cracks, sagging, or other signs of leakage. Some even have easily accessible attic areas they can get into and check around for problems. If you notice any problems, contact a professional roofing contractor immediately before the problem gets out of control.
HAVE A LOCAL ROOF CONTRACTOR PERFORM THE INSPECTION
While a periodic self-inspection is good practice, you should have a professional roof contractor inspect the roof at least once a year and always whenever problems are suspected.
While there are home inspection companies available for general inspections, even they will tell you to have a professional roof contractor inspect the roof if there is the possibility of problems.
Roofs aren’t as simple as they look, the act of directing water away from your home and protecting it effectively is a complicated process. Any breakdown or roof damage can cause problems. even the smallest hole can turn into a full roof replacement if neglected for too long.
Besides, for most homeowners, roof inspections are free, why even take the time to do an inspection yourself when a professional, experienced roof contractor is a phone call, email, or chat away and will inspect your roof at NO COST?
This sounds like a “no-brainer” but there are many homeowners out there that see an obvious problem and for one reason for another put off repairing it. Days, weeks, even months go by and the problem is forgotten about.
In many cases, these seemingly “small” problems turn into major repairs or even roof replacement projects as problems such as leaks (especially leaks) almost always get much worse if left untreated.
Always, always, always, make any repairs immediately.
By doing these 3 things, periodic self inspections followed by yearly professional inspections and immediately addressing any problems found, your roof can last for many years and even beyond it’s expected life!
In Metro Atlanta, call Atlanta Roofing Specialists at 770-419-2222 for your free roof estimate today! Serving the Atlanta area for over 25 years, we have the skills necessary to keep your roof in top shape for many years to come!