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Spring is a good time for a roof inspection

A roof is arguably the most critical component of a home, bearing the brunt of all weather conditions—whether it's pelting rain, scorching sun, or snow. Over time, this exposure can result in damage such as broken shingles, leaks, and other wear and tear that, if not addressed, can lead to costly repairs.

Conducting regular roof inspections is essential to identify and remedy minor issues before they escalate into significant, expensive problems. It’s advisable to schedule an inspection if you notice any signs of storm damage, are in the process of buying or selling a home, or as part of routine home maintenance.

During an inspection, a professional will evaluate the overall condition of your roof, estimate its remaining lifespan, and check for signs of leaks. They will also inspect critical points like the flashing, and other elements such as skylights, chimneys, and vents. Early detection of roofing issues is crucial; a small problem that could be fixed for a few hundred dollars now might balloon to a few thousand if ignored.

Experts recommend hiring a roof inspector every two to three years. This is particularly important before and after harsh weather seasons, if your home is surrounded by large trees, or if you’ve observed any damage. Spring is an excellent time in the NW for an inspection.

If it’s been several years since your last roof inspection, or you have reasons to believe there might be an issue, don’t hesitate to get an inspection sooner rather than later. Costs for roof inspections can range from free to around $350, depending on the service provider.

In summary, regular roof inspections are a preventive measure that can save homeowners a significant amount of money and hassle by catching problems early. They are an indispensable part of maintaining the health of your roof and, by extension, your home.

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