Did you know that every winter your roof goes through the hell of bitterly cold ice, frosts, and wind that is enough to cause possible unseen damage to your home’s shelter once the spring has come along?
A roof inspection in spring, carried out by a professional roofing expert, is essential if you want to know whether that long, cold, harsh winter that has just passed us has done our roof any damage. The frost that sat on our roofs throughout several weeks of winter can easily have blocked rain from draining off the tiles and safely down into the guttering.
When it rains after a period of wind and frost, it may not drain away properly and this can easily do irreparable damage to the one last line of shelter over our heads. In fact damage from water that has “pooled” (i.e. not drained away properly) can mean water will end up leaking into your home. You will notice this from a series of wet patches on your upper floor ceilings and can appear anywhere or in any room.
A roof inspection will determine whether you have had any kind of damage from pooling and tell you if any essential repairs will need to take place. So, what does a roof inspection in spring actually consist of? One of our professional roofers will check for damage to the shingles on the roof and look for cracked tiles, curled shingles and blistering on the shingle sheet itself.
The spring roof inspection will also take on board a close check on every tile on your roof. He will check for cracked tiles, split tiles and ones that are missing completely. On very windy days a roof tile can take off and end up several yards away on the ground without you even noticing because it usually shatters into many small pieces sometimes.
The roofer will also check for guttering damage caused by high winds and of course leaves and twigs that are washed off the roof and end up blocking the gutter lane. Mould and mildew are also big problems on roofs following a long, hard and cold winter. Your roofer professional will inspect for any formation of mould and recommend a remedy to nip the mildew in the bud for good.
There is also a check for loose seals or flashing during you spring roof inspection that will help to prolong the life of your roof once completed.