Although for much of the US this wasn’t one of the worst winters on record, it’s still nice when spring finally arrives and things start warming up again. It’s great being able to spend more than five minutes outside without needing hand warmers, and it’s nice having the longer days that allow you to be more productive. Even if this past winter wasn’t one of the coldest on record, it was still winter, and thus it brought with it cold temperatures, plenty of snow, and darkness by about 5 pm. Therefore, having the sun shining again and the trees budding is truly a welcome sight.
There are lots of things that the spring is great for, including, but not limited to, getting chores done around the home. Now that it’s finally warm again outside homeowners can finally tackle some of the issues around their home, from cleaning out their gutters to pulling those pesky weeds in their garden. It’s also the best time of the year to have roofers come to your home and perform a maintenance check on your home’s roof.
When people think of spring, it’s very likely that roofers are not one of the first things they think about. People associate spring with flowers, days in the park, and eating outside, not having someone get up on their roof and check it out. That said, the spring truly is the best time of year to have a roofing company assess your roof. There are a few reasons why this is so. For starters, although most people associate roof damage with severe weather like hail and tornadoes, snowstorms actually do quite a number on your roof. If you get a big snow the snow can sit up there for days, putting a ton of stress on your roof. Over time, this added weight can cause the roof to bend or sink in, which can lead to leaks and other serious damage. The snow melting and all that moisture on your roof can also do a great deal of damage, as can the water when it freezes overnight and expands. The truth of the matter is that winters can be just as harsh on your roof as summers, so it’s a good idea to have them checked out after each winter.
The other reason it’s a good idea to have a maintenance check performed on your roof each spring is because it’s much less expensive to make repairs right when the issue pops up than it is to have to deal with it if you let the problem fester. If you don’t have your roof checked after the winter and a bad hailstorm comes through, it’s quite likely that you’re going to have to replace your roof altogether. That’s going to cost much more money than it would have to simply have had repairs performed after the winter and then more repairs performed after the hailstorm. If you’re convinced that having a maintenance check done on your roof this spring is the way to go, reach out to J & K Roofing to have them do it.