You certainly don’t need us to tell you how important it is to have a strong, functional roof capable of withstanding the extreme elements of Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex weather. What many homeowners often fail to take into consideration, is how quickly some of the most minor roofing problems can escalate into full blown roofing nightmares.
One of the easiest and most economically-wise ways to ensure that your Dallas roof is ready to withstand the effects of temperature change, is to schedule a pre-winter roof inspection. Doing so will allow a professional roofer the opportunity to identify and resolve these and other common issue before they get out of hand.
Damage to Roof Structures
When a component of your roof becomes compromised, the damage generally starts small. When left undetected over time, these seemingly mundane issues can become more and more pronounced. Eventually, what began as a missing shingle or slate tile, could end up requiring a section of roof to be replaced. An annual roof inspection will be able to determine if you have damage caused by all of the following:
- Holes, leaks or cracks
- Damage to pipe vents or boots
- Shingle rotting or warping
- Broken or missing slate/shingles
- Flashing that’s become bent or weakened
- Missing or damaged chimney caps
Roof Wear, Tear & Aging Components
Throughout the course of the spring and summer, Dallas-Fort Worth TX roofs take quite a beating. Blistering sun, strong winds and heavy rains can weaken some of their most important structures. Since most of us live our lives at ground level, it can be almost impossible to spot them with the naked eye. A pre-winter roof inspection will allow a professional roofer to inspect for:
- Shingles or slate that are aged or weak
- Caulk that is split or cracking
- Buckling or blistered shingles
- Non-flush nails that have popped out
- Corrosion or rusting on metal roofs
When you consider the alternative of having your roof replaced or repaired, a pre-winter inspection is a far more affordable and stress-free option.In addition to addressing any unforeseen areas of damage, you’ll also be improving your energy efficiency and home value.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about having your Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area roof inspected before the winter season begins, call Blue Nail today at 469-726-2176.