As the hot SLC summer finally ends and begins to give way to fall’s cooler weather, home and building owners throughout the city are already often looking ahead to the winter weather that will hit before long. There are several property areas that you might be thinking about here, and one of the single most important is your roof.
At Whitaker Roofing, roof inspections are one of the most important services we’re happy to provide to clients around the city and state. We offer them any time of year depending on your needs, but they naturally tend to carry greater average value this time of year — why is a pre-winter roof inspection so important? Here are a few reasons.
Avoiding Minor Damage Buildup
First and foremost, getting a roof inspection (and any necessary repairs) done before winter can help you avoid the minor damage that can gradually build up over time. Even if your roof is only a few years old and in generally good condition, it’s never too early to start thinking about its long-term health.
By catching these forms of minor damage early on, before they’ve had a chance to grow into major problems, you can often save a lot of money on repairs down the line. In some cases, you might even be able to avoid an entire roof replacement by getting these issues resolved early.
Proactive Protection Against Winter Weather
Another big reason to get a pre-winter roof inspection (and any necessary repairs) done as soon as possible is that it can provide you with a significant degree of proactive protection against the winter weather.
Many of the most common roofing problems that we see here at Whitaker Roofing are directly related to the harsh winter conditions — things like ice dams, for example. By getting your roof checked out and any damage repaired before winter weather hits, you can often avoid these issues entirely.
If you wait until after winter to get your roof checked out, on the other hand, you might find that the damage has already been done and that you’re now facing a much more serious (and expensive) problem.
Holding in Heat
During the coldest parts of the upcoming winter, you’re naturally going to want to make sure that your home or building is holding in as much heat as possible. This not only helps you stay comfortable, but it can also save you a significant amount of money on your heating costs.
One of the best ways to ensure that your property is holding in heat as effectively as possible this winter is to make sure that your roof is in good condition. If there are any cracks or other openings in your roof, the heat will escape right through them, costing you money.
A pre-winter roof inspection can help you identify and repair these sorts of problems before they have a chance to cause any real damage (or cost you any real money).
For more on the major value of pre-winter roofing inspections this fall, or to learn about any of our roofing repairs, installations or other services, speak to our team at Whitaker Roofing today.