Autumn has once again rapidly approached! Fall can bring an array of unexpected weather in Michigan, so it is essential for you to evaluate your roof’s condition pronto.
Inspect your roof
Inspecting your roof right now has many advantages. Problems caught early can be solved while they are still minor. If you do discover damage, you can more comfortably budget overall roof repair cost. You can also avoid the domestic emergency of having to repair roof leakage, insulation problems or other damage while rain is pouring through a compromised section of your roof. So, if you have any questions about your roof’s current state, place a call to Ridgecon Construction, a professional roof repair company in Macomb, to have your roof evaluated.
Before you say “My roof is in great condition, I don’t need anyone to inspect it,” please consider some of the most common problems that could escalate into a roofing nightmare, if you don’t act in time, of course.
Holes in the roof
First of all, you should inspect your roof for any potential holes. Leaks can do tremendous damage when the colder weather arrives. No one wants to see their furniture swimming for the gold medal.
Pests under roof
Check for little critters and insects! During the hot summer, it’s only natural for these small creatures to look for shelter. However, they can cause serious damage if they are not taken care of during the fall. Your chance of getting stung increases if wasps or bees make their home inside your home. Critters and rodents can cause damage to your insulation system, and they can also chew electric cables mounted near the roof or the attic. And let’s face it, having insects or rodents around the house is never hygienic. Take care of the problem!
If it’s insufficient, you will have difficulty keeping your home warm, a fact that will become apparent on your utility bills.
Branches waiting to fall
Take into account the surroundings. Are there any trees near the roof? Are there branches overhanging it? While trees provide shade in the summer, during heavy rain and other inclement weather conditions, those branches can break and land on your roof, causing severe damage. Make sure to cut off any branches or to remove any trees that can be dangerous in the fall or during the winter.
As you can see, there are a number of things you should be on the lookout for when evaluating your roof before the stormy weather. To be on the safe side, give us a call! We will give you our professional advice. With Ridgecon Construction, you will be able to avoid an unpleasant roofing surprise!