Spring Is Coming!
The old saying goes March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. And it certainly seems to apply to the weather we have had this month. Spring is on the way and for many it can’t get here soon enough.
Weather Related Wear & Tear on Your Roof
Your roof takes a beating each winter that continues into the spring. For months your roof is battered by wind, ice, and snow followed by weeks of rain and the occasional hail storm. These elements can wreak havoc on your roof.
Even though your roof may last for 25 to 30 years, harsh weather can limit the life of your roof when weather related wear and tear goes unaddressed.
The average cost of a new roof can be upward of $35,000 depending on the size of your roof and the roofing material used. Regular roof maintenance can extend the life of your roof.
Spring Roof Inspection
Inspect your roof for leaks and damage each spring. Identify and repair any missing, cracked, or damaged shingles. Also, check your gutters and downspouts to make sure they are not damaged or clogged and make sure they are draining properly.
Spring Attic Inspection
Check your attic for signs of moisture, roof leaks, or other problems. As often discussed on our blog, moisture problems in your attic can lead to costly damage and may even lead to the destruction of your roof. Click here to learn more about attic moisture>
Make sure your attic insulation has not been damaged by moisture, vermin, or compressed by storage items. And look for signs of mold. Click here to learn more about mold growth>
A Stich in Time, Saves Nine…
Another old saying can well apply to roof maintenance. Making small repairs, early on can help prevent more serious damage and preserve your roof for years to come.
Attic Insulation & Ventilation
Adequate attic insulation and proper attic ventilation can also ensure a long life for your roof. If your home was built prior to 2012, it is likely your attic is under insulated and may not have sufficient attic ventilation. Learn more about attic insulation here>
We offer attic insulation and ventilation services to homeowners in Chicago and Suburbs. Not sure about your attic? Call us for a free attic assessment today at 630.830.3870!