The weather is changing. The leaves are falling. And your roof is bracing itself for winter storms. This is an excellent time to get a detailed roof inspection to ensure your home is properly protected. Let’s take a look at the benefits of getting a fall roof inspection and other services you should consider at this time.
Why Fall Is the Perfect Time for a Roof Inspection
Fall is the ideal time to inspect your roof because of the intensity of Michigan winters. It’s hard to inspect a roof when it’s covered in snow and ice. If we evaluate the roofing in the fall, we can complete all necessary repairs and fortify your roof for winter.
Fall also marks an increase in rain and wind, which may alert us to issues that aren’t prominent in the summer. Weak shingles, soft spots in the roofing, and other common roof problems become crystal clear in the autumn months. We can assess any potential problems and recommend the appropriate solutions for each of them.
What We Look for during a Fall Roof Inspection
During a roof inspection, we look for existing damage or signs of future damage. Your roof inspector will closely scan every part of the roof, including:
- Shingles, Metal Roofing, Tiles and Other Materials
- Attic Vents
- Gutters and Downspouts
- Roof Deck
- …and Other Areas Associated with Your Roofing
The inspector looks for signs of water damage, termites, pests, rot, mold, leaks, deterioration, and more. He can conduct minor repairs during the inspection, and then he can provide a quote for additional repairs as needed. If you need to file an insurance claim for storm damage, we are happy to do that for you as part of our roof repair services. Reach out to McLean Roofing and Siding to schedule your consultation.
The Dangers of Skipping Your Roof Inspection
If you haven’t noticed any leaks or issues, you may wonder, what’s the big deal? Ideally, your roof inspections should be preventative, not reactive. If we can catch a problem before extensive damage, you can save a significant amount of money in repairs. If we don’t find anything during our inspection, great! You have peace of mind all winter long. There is no downside to getting a roof inspection, but there are plenty of benefits to look forward to.
While You’re at It…Get Your Gutters Cleaned!
Fall is also the perfect time for gutter cleaning. We recommend cleaning your gutters at least twice per year – once shortly before fall and once right before winter. The first cleaning clears out the debris from other seasons, and the end-of-autumn cleaning removes the leaves and twigs from the fall season. Depending on the trees on your property, you may need additional cleaning throughout fall, or you may want to get gutter guards to reduce cleaning times.
We would be happy to complete your gutter cleaning during your fall roof inspection. McLean Roofing and Siding has served Oakland County and Macomb County MI for over 50 years. We provide professional roof inspections, as well as siding repair, gutter cleaning, seamless gutters and downspouts, replacement windows, and much more. Contact us at (248) 524-1111 to schedule a no-obligation consultation.