We collectively feel a sense of relief now that the majority of the recent snow fall has melted away. No more windshield scraping, driveway shoveling, sidewalk salting, and mopping up of dirty foot prints! Now, we can eagerly look forward to the coming of spring, and all the benefits warmer, sunnier weather have to offer. However, even though the snow and ice are gone, there is still an important job to be done in terms of home maintenance. You see, large volumes of melting snow and ice create large volumes of water, which means your home could be at risk of water leaks and similar water damage issues.
So what should you do about it? Continue below to learn!
When it comes to water leakage, one important area to be concerned about is your roof. After all, it is the first point of contact with snow and ice. In fact, the way your roof accumulates and retains snow is a good indication of its overall condition. So be sure to take note of this next winter season. So, once all the snow and ice are gone, it is important to have your roof inspected to ensure it’s still intact and performing as it should. Otherwise, you could run into to some costly and tedious roof renovations down the line. You always want to catch a small roof or water leak problem early on, before it can grow to more consequential sizes.
How to Perform a Roof Inspection
Comprehensive roof inspections are jobs that are strictly designated to trained and licensed professionals, only. However, it is wise, and recommended, to perform your own, brief roof inspection, to see what you can find. This also helps you develop questions for your licensed roofer when the time comes. Here is what you need to do now that the snow is gone:
❡ Check the interior of your home, including the attic, for any visible signs of water leaks. Keep a close eye out for mold and mildew growth, musty odors, and wall and ceiling stains. See our blog, “Top 3 Signs of a Leaky Roof” to learn what to look for.
❡ Next, take a lap around the outside of your house. Check your roof and siding for signs of water leakage or damage. Check your gutters and downspouts to ensure they were not dislodged, clogged, obstructed, cracked, or otherwise damaged.
❡ Last, contact a local Indianapolis roofing company to schedule a full-property roof inspection. A licensed and insured roofer will inspect both the interior and exterior components of your home’s roofing system for leaks and needed repairs.
Trusted Indianapolis Roof and Siding Contractors
Call RMG Roofing at 317-506-1358 to schedule a free on-site consultation for roof and siding inspections in Indianapolis and its surrounding areas. We are veterans in the home and building construction industry, and provide a wide range of residential and commercial roofing, siding, and gutter services, including repairs, new construction, replacements, inspections, and more. Count on our team for unparalleled workmanship and sincere customer support! Request a free estimate, today.