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Fall is officially here and like it or not, another Minnesota winter is sure to follow. Have you scheduled a roof and attic inspection yet? Why Not? It’s one of the best things you can do now to prevent costly repairs later! Make no mistake… not doing it is a sure way to incur major roof repairs, entire roof replacements, and even more extensive restoration work when it comes to your attic space and attic insulation.

Roof Inspection

If you’ve already done it, great… if not, before the weather grows colder, go outside and take a look at the roofing from all sides of your house. Do you see any missing shingles or shingles that are buckling or curling? Another sign to look for is particles of grit washing down into your yard when it rains. This indicates that the shingles are losing their integrity and being eroded away. These are all sure signs of problems to come.

Moldy wet roof sheathing

Any of these conditions can expose the plywood sheathing underneath the shingles, letting water penetrate into the wood, weakening it and allowing for mold and mildew growth.

Keep in mind, roof leaks don’t have to be big to cause serious damage to your roofing, your attic, or your home’s insulation. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a simple, small roof leak to work at your home for several years before it manifests itself as a stain on your living room ceiling. That’s when the BIG problems start…

It won’t take long for water to get through the roof and blaze a destructive path through the rest of the home. Mold and fungus problems are almost a guarantee, rot and dry rot to your roof joists and roof decking are a real possibility, and it can seriously compromise your home’s attic insulation. These initial problems can lead to further moisture and mold problems, as well as decreased efficiency when it comes to the energy savings your insulation is meant to provide.

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Roof Inspection

It goes without saying that it most homeowners are not comfortable climbing up on their roofs when it involves ladders, and even if they do, most of the time they don’t know what they are looking at. There’s no shame in leaving this dangerous work to a professional with the appropriate experience and equipment. An experienced roofing contractor is capable of spotting faults in your roof and the flashing around chimneys and utility pipes and other problem areas that the untrained eye is likely to miss.

As he checks the condition of your roofing materials, he will be on the lookout for ones that are no longer properly attached. He will also check ridges, caps, drip edges, drains, downspouts and gutters to make sure that they are all functioning well.

If you think heading off big problems before they become even larger ones is a good strategy, then contacting a Minnesota roofing contractor for a free roof and attic inspection is something you should schedule on your calendar as soon as possible.