It's been a long winter. If you're like most homeowners, you're putting together your spring home projects list. If you haven't added your roof to that list, now's the time to do that. Waiting too long for roof maintenance can lead to serious problems. Luckily, a roofing contractor can keep your roof in tip-top shape. Read the list below. Here are four reasons to call a roofing contractor.
You're Worried About Storm Damage
Winter has been especially rough this year. With all the storms, there could be damage to your roof. Unfortunately, not all storm damage is visible to the naked eye. For instance, hailstones can dent the plywood substructure without causing visible damage to the shingles. If you're worried about storm damage, it's time to call a roofing contractor. A roofing contractor can find the damage that's hiding beneath the surface.
Your Roof Has Heavy Snow Pack
If you've gotten a lot of snow this winter, it's time to take a look at your roof. If you have several feet of packed snow on your roof, there are a couple of things you'll need to do. First, you'll need to have the snow removed from your roof as soon as possible. Second, you'll need to call a roofing contractor. Packed snow weighs more than fresh snow. Unfortunately, it only takes a couple of feet of packed snow to jeopardize your roof. Before your roof sustains serious damage caused by a deep snowpack, clear the snow and schedule an inspection.
You Found Spongy Spots
If you're worried about your roof, now's the time for a quick inspection. You can walk around your roof to look for signs of damage. You want to look for loose or missing shingles, or damaged roof flashings. But, you also want to pay attention to the way the roof feels under your feet. If you find spongy areas, leave the roof right away and call a roofing contractor immediately. Sponginess could be a sign of structural damage, and without repairs, your roof could collapse. Speedy repairs will reduce that risk.
Your DIY Project Failed
If your DIY roof repairs didn't turn out the way you planned, a roofing contractor can help. DIY roof replacements can leave you with bigger problems. Luckily, a roofing contractor can take care of any repair mistakes you might have made during your DIY roofing project.
Don't take chances with your roof. Call a roofing contractor for spring roof maintenance and repairs.