The end of the calendar year means that for many families, the time to gather and celebrate the holidays with each other is near. The calendar works in such a way that three major holidays- and thus, three separate occasions that traditionally see families congregate together- are stacked right beside each other in a five-week span: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year.
Most of these family gatherings will occur at somebody’s house. At some point or another, you very well might be the one hosting such a gathering. And that means, among many other things, that this is an excellent time to make sure your roof is in good shape.
Here are a few reasons why.
Roofing Safety first
The last thing you want to have to deal with as the host of a family gathering is a roof that leaks. (Hyperlink: https://www.throofing.com/unexpected-hazards-leaky-roof/) If it’s raining outside and there is even a slight crack somewhere in your roof, you run the risk of water leaking into your house… potentially causing water damage… while you and your family are supposed to be celebrating your time together. That’s clearly not ideal. Having your roof inspected before people congregate at your house can ensure that your roof is not liable to leak in the event of rain. If there are no problem areas on your roof, you can gain peace of mind by knowing that your roof is in good shape, and if there is a problem area, it can be addressed quickly, before you open your doors for guests.
Roof inspections can ease your mind for several months
Generally, we at Southline Roofing suggest having your roof inspected twice per year. Having one of these roof inspections done just before Thanksgiving means that once the roof inspector gives you the thumbs up– whether there’s nothing wrong with your roof, or something needs to be fixed- your roof is in good shape through the winter and spring. Unless a particularly violent storm comes along or a tree branch falls onto your roof, you can go through not only the holiday season but up through the end of the school year without needing to worry about a roof inspection again.
A November roof inspection can prep your roof for the winter weather
Even if you don’t live in an area that gets a lot of snow, cold weather can have a particularly nasty effect on your roof. The temperature dropping below 32 degrees Fahrenheit means that any moisture that finds its way onto your roof can freeze, which adds “winter weight” to your roof. And even if that winter weight only lasts for an hour or two, that’s still an hour or two that your roof has to deal with the extra pressure of frozen water. On top of all this, if you do live in an area that gets a lot of snow, you can’t have your roof inspected while there are four inches of snow stuck to your roof. That means if there is a problem area on your roof, you’re stuck.