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Why You Should Inspect Your Roof This Spring

Spring is the season of new beginnings. After a long, dreary winter, spring brings the promise of warmer weather and blooming flowers. If you look closely, you may even notice that the people around you have a certain spring in their step. Everything seems nice and amazing, until it starts raining.

Spring showers are abundant in April. If your roof isn’t in good repair, then it won’t be able to do its job of protecting you and your family. If you haven’t inspected your roof already, now is the best time to do so.

Here are 3 important reasons why you should inspect your roof before the rain starts pouring:

Healthy environment

Shingles protects your roof from environmental elements. It creates a wind-resistant, watertight layer over the sheath on the base of your roof. Since showers are common during the spring, water may seep under the shingles and rot the wood sheathing beneath them if your roof has warped, broken or missing shingles. When this happens, mold start to grow. If left unattended, mold can spread throughout your home. Be on the lookout for roof problems before they put your family’s health at risk and ruin your home.

Increase value of your home

Buyers are looking for homes that are in excellent condition. A house that is in pristine condition is likely to sell faster and for top dollars. By taking care of your home and getting on top of repairs, it will be easier for you to sell your home and sell it for the highest price possible.

Homes that are in poor condition are likely to linger on the market. This is especially true for properties with roof issues. Considering the amount of money you need to spend to replace a roof, most people walk away upon knowing about this problem.

Protection

Your roof protects you, your family and your belongings, not only from the rain, but also from the sun, wind and other elements. If it’s in poor condition, especially during the wet season, it won’t be able to do a good job of protecting your family, your materials possessions and your home. If that happens, everything you own may get damaged. Worse, your home may suffer from some extent of damage as well, which will cost you thousands and thousands of dollars to repair.

Having your roof inspected and then addressing the issues early on will help you save money and prevent hassle in the long run.

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