It’s recommended that you have your roof inspected at least once a year. This is important because it’s really the only surefire way to know if there is anything wrong with your roof. Then it becomes your responsibility to address any issues immediately, before they lead to even worse issues for your home. Let’s take a look at why you should never wait on roof repairs for your Minneapolis home.
Catching and addressing a roof repair immediately can really save you some money in the long run. A small repair can very well turn into a large and expensive repair if left ignored. Timing is key when it comes to addressing a repair. Unaddressed roof repairs can also put you in a sticky situation with your insurance company. If your home ever suffers any storm damage, your insurance company may very well claim that if you did the needed repairs to your roof when you should have, that the storm damage may have not occurred in the first place. Not only can this cause denial of insurance claims, but it can even cause your insurance costs to rise. Even the smallest repair can lead to the need for a whole new roof if left undone.
You can’t control harsh weather, and you really never know when it’s going to hit. If you have a roof repair that’s needed, you should never chance that a bad storm is going to beat you to it. Bad storms can occur at any time of the year. Snow and ice can put a lot of pressure on a roof, and of course create a lot of moisture. Even just heavy summer rain can create a lot of unwanted and damaging moisture on your roof. This can mean big problems for a roof that is in need of repairs. It can even compromise the interior of your home and the entire structure of it in general. It can lead to leaks, siding damage, wet ceilings, and so much more.
Having a roof that is in good shape really increases the value of your home. This is especially good if you are trying to sell your home. The roof may very well be one of the first things that a potential buyer will notice. Repairing and properly maintaining your roof definitely increases your chances of selling your home. And even if you are not planning on selling, a well-maintained roof will really protect the value of your home and make it stand out among others.
What To Look For
One of the biggest telltale signs that you need to have roof repairs done is what your shingles look like. Obviously if you have missing shingles that is not a good sign. Other signs may include cracked, curled, dark, dirty, or wet shingles. All of these things indicate that the shingles are nearing the end of their lifespan. If you notice the granules from shingles building up in your gutters, that is not a good sign either. Check out what the shingles around your roof objects look like as well, such as chimneys, vents, and pipes. Peeling or blistering exterior paint or stained siding are other bad things to look out for. And pay attention to any interior damage as well, especially in your attic. Attics can tell you a lot about your roof. Look out for leaks or outdoor light coming in. You may even notice a spike in your energy bills if you have air escaping from your home through a damaged roof.
Contact us today at First Impressions Exteriors for more information on roof repairs and why you should never put them off.