Do you need a Roof Inspection?

Now that the long winter has come to an end homeowners can take advantage of the opportunity to survey any damage that occurred during the winter months. This past winter has been full of intense snow storms including a record Nor’easter that brought 3’ of snow that stretched from Connecticut to Maine, and this storm brought down many branches, ice dams and torn shingles. Since the snow is now gone it’s much easier to spot what the damage was. On a nice afternoon it’s a good idea to check out your roof to see if any repairs are needed.

Although it’s a simple task it’s always a good idea when inspecting a roof to bring someone with you for your own safety. One quick slip on the ladder or on the roof can lead to a serious injury and if no one is there to help it can be a long time before someone comes by to help. For all home improvement projects you want to take on it is always the best decision to have someone with you in case of emergencies.

If you do not have a lot of experience working on roofs you may find it difficult to notice all the problems that your roof might have. It is a good idea though to clear off any debris that has fallen onto it such as branches or broken shingles. By removing the debris it will give your roof a cleaner look during an inspection. Just taking a moment to give your roof the thorough once over cleaning will go a long way to identifying any problems that may have been caused by the winter.

The first inspection will help find any specific areas of the roof that has been severely damaged from snow storms or failing debris. For the seriously damaged sections it’s important that you contact a roofing specialist like Thomas Burke & Sons to get a better idea of what needs to be done to fix it.

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