Fall is in full swing and winter is just around the corner for those of us residing in Murfreesboro. Roof repair is one of our many specialties at Happy Family Construction, and during our years in the industry we have seen it all. Our goal is to constantly provide you with helpful tips and information about home improvement and roof repair so that you can prepare your home for every season. We believe that when homeowners are armed with proper information, they can guard against major repairs and save money through proper home maintenance. In this vein, our expert roofing contractors have compiled this list of things you must know about your roof this fall.
Fall is Inspection Season
Did you know that fall is the time of year you should schedule a roof inspection? When freezing temperatures hit, roof inspections become harder to conduct properly. During the still mild fall temperatures, your roof should be inspected. An inspection now could save you from roof failure on a frigid winter night.
What does a good roof inspection include? When our roofing contractors conduct an inspection we look for the following items:
- Loose, cracking, or curling shingles
- Any sections missing roofing
- Worn rubber boots around ventilation pipes
- Places your gutter system is pulling away from your roof
- Mold or algae growth on your shingles
- Shingles missing granules
- Any previously missed hail or wind damage
The reality is that during the summer months your roof may have sustained damages from strong storms, high winds, or hail. The strong summer sun can also lead to the deterioration of your shingles over time. Taking into account the age of your roof will help you prepare for possible repairs. Most shingle roofing systems are built to last around 20 years, depending on the quality of shingle first purchased. Ask our roofing team about upgrading to a new roofing system if you have an old roof that is constantly in need of repairs.
The Danger of Unseen Damages
Although you may be able to get a good idea of the condition of your roof from visually inspecting it from the ground, you may miss damages that our trained roofing contractors are better able to catch. Finding these unseen damages and scheduling roof repairs before winter hits is critical to ensure your comfort this winter. Not only can small damages worsen when the temperatures drop, they can lead to a loss in energy efficiency. A properly cared for roof with insulation, venting, and flashing will not only keep your home protected from the elements, it will lower your energy bills during the cold winter months ahead.
Clearing Off the Debris
Not only does a fall roof inspection provide us the chance to check your roof for previously unnoticed damages, we can also use this time to clear your roof of any debris. During the summer storms debris may have collected on your roof. Overhanging branches from nearby trees can also damage your roof as the branches rub against the granules of your shingles. We will clear the area and ensure your roof and gutter system is rid of any damaging debris.
Looking for quality, affordable roof repair in Murfreesboro? Contact your trusted local experts at Happy Family Construction. We provide fair pricing and premium workmanship to our local community.