Winter is coming to a close. Eventually, temperatures will rise and snow won’t be back for another several months. But now, as the weather warms and the ice melts, you have an important job: go up on the roof and inspect it for leaks or other signs of disrepair.

Snow can cause a lot of wear and tear to a roof. A big reason is ice dams: as temperatures fluctuate through the colder months snow melts, reforms, melts, and reforms. If your attic isn’t insulated enough, the heat from your house can keep a pocket of snow melted, which turns to ice when the cold, winter air hits it. This ice dam can corrode your roof, leaving you susceptible to leaks, mold, and other damage.

You may think you have to scale the roof yourself. Good news: you don’t have to! Here are three reasons you should have your roof inspected by a professional.

  1. The pros know what to look for

You may think you have eagle eyes, but most roof damage goes undetected for years. An experienced roofing contractor knows what to look for when they’re up on your roof. By knowing exactly what to look for on a roof, your inspector can detect the smallest problems before they become huge – and they’ll know how to address them.

  1. Protect your safety and peace of mind

Roof damage can expose you and your family to a myriad of problems, from mold and mildew to a roof collapse. Any roof damage can also be a headache for your wallet, too, as drafts can come in and rack up your energy bills. Going up on the roof to inspect it yourself could also cause some problems, including safety issues if you don’t have the experience, equipment, or a spotter on the ground.

  1. It costs less than roof repair

A roof inspection could be a lower cost to you than you think. Plus, it’s much easier on your wallet than a roof repair down the road.

Want to see how much you can save with a roof inspection? Our experienced contractors have been going up and down roofs since 1955. Contact us today for a free in-home estimate at 1-800-833-9831 and see what we can do for you!