Winter is quickly approaching, with rain soon to turn into heavy snow weighing down your roof. As leaves fall and land on your roof and in your gutters, the time to have your roof inspected is here. You should be having your roof inspected at least twice per year, but the number will vary based on the age and condition of your roof.

Check for Noticeable Damage

Your roof is made up of many parts and layers, from exterior shingles to the flashing below the surface. The first sign that you need to make an appointment for an inspection is visible damage to your roof that you can clearly see from the ground. You should be performing periodic visual inspections, especially after a storm occurs. Heavy winds, rain and hail can wear away at the layers as time goes on and lead to leaks or holes forming, providing an entryway for rodents and other critters to enter your home. You may also notice water damage inside your home, or stains on the roof. If you hear animals moving around in your attic, or notice additional sunlight in your home, it’s time to schedule an inspection.

When to Schedule an Inspection

You should have your roof inspected at least twice per year by a professional, but you should schedule more frequent inspections if you notice damage, or if your roof is approaching 20 years in age. This will help extend the life of your roof and keep your home protected. Your roof is constantly exposed to the elements, and keeping your home safe is important.

Roof Inspections in Framingham, Worcester, Douglas & Upton, MA

If you need to have your roof inspected before winter, contact us today! Nor’easter Roofing can be reached at 508-667-3278 or by filling out our online contact form.