In Cleveland, Ohio, roofing is really put to the test! The snow, ice, freezing temperatures we’ve had this winter – they all take their toll. So do the strong rays of the sun in summer (which will arrive before you know it!) as well as the summer heat. The question is how much of a toll the weather is taking on your residential or commercial roofing.
It’s not a bad idea to assess the condition of your roof periodically. In fact, in order to identify potential problems before they become major headaches, the National Roofing Contractors Association advises that you have a roof inspection done twice a year. Because weather can be the biggest threat to the integrity of a roof in Cleveland, it’s a good idea to schedule those inspections in the spring and fall.
An Introduction to Roofing Inspections
The purpose of inspecting your roof is too determine if any situations have developed that might need attention. Among the things the National Association of Roofing Contractors recommends that you keep an eye out for are:
- Shingles that are buckling, curling or blistering; this indicates the end of the shingles’ life expectancy.
- Damage around chimneys, pipes and other penetrations.
- Excessive amounts of shingle granules in your gutters; granules give shingles added weight and protect them from ultraviolet rays.
When to Call in a Roofing Contractor
“Most homeowners can spot obvious roof problems, such as missing or flapping shingles, without climbing on the roof. Other types of damage, however, are not as visible to the untrained eye, which is why it’s important to get a professional opinion,” the experts associated with Bob Vila’s website say.
“If your roof is relatively new (less than five years old), shows no signs of interior leaks, and hasn’t been exposed to major weather events since the last time it was inspected, you can probably get by with a visual inspection from the ground and a quick check for leaks in your attic,” they say. “In any other case, however, a comprehensive roof inspection should be completed by a roofing professional who knows what to look for.”
Not sure if you need to call in a local Cleveland-area roofing contractor to do the inspection? We want you to know that you can call All Weather Roofing, one of the most trusted residential and commercial roofers in Cleveland, at (440) 888-7931 with any questions you might have. We’re here to help.