An annual roof inspection is an important part of home maintenance. An inspection will alleviate any concerns you may have about your roof and will ensure that your roof is safe. While any time of the year is better than never, there are a few good reasons why a roof inspection in the fall is the best.
1. Look for Summer Damage and Prevent Winter Damage
The constant summer heat and humidity can damage and break down your roofing material. Schedule your inspection for the fall to see if any material needs to be replaced before snow, ice or cold temperatures harm your roof. A fall roof inspection will ensure that your roof is prepped and ready to prevent leaks and drafts during the cold winter months.
2. Sunny Weather and Mild Temperatures
Unlike summer and winter, fall is known for its pleasant temperatures and usually sunny skies. These conditions make it more likely that your roof will be easily accessible for an inspection throughout September, October, November and maybe even into December.
3. Objects Will Likely Fall on Your Roof During the Autumn
Leaves, branches and acorns are constantly falling during the autumn months, peppering your roof with debris. Sometimes larger branches or other potentially damaging objects can fall as well. Schedule your roof inspection during autumn so that any potential damage can be resolved in a timely manner.
4. Ample Time to Fix the Problem
Some roof repairs take time to set, especially replacement shingles that need time to seal and become airtight. Replacing these in the fall allows time to create that weather barrier before the rain of late fall and potential snow showers of the winter months begin.
5. Plenty of Sunlight Hours Allows for Full Work Days
If your roof does need to be repaired or replaced, fall allows plenty of work hours. Shorter days in the winter and spring can sometimes prevent roofers from working as many hours during the day. Although the days are becoming shorter in the fall, there is still enough daylight each day to get the job done quickly, which is more convenient for you.
With winter right around the corner, now is the time to call in the experts for any roofing questions you may have. The professionals at Findlay Roofing are happy to answer any questions and provide a free roof analysis at any time.