Seeing fall is upon us, it is time to start being proactive and make arrangements for the upcoming cold winter months. As an Albany home inspector, we highly recommend taking a proactive approach as opposed to a reactive approach. It’s kind of like changing your engine versus changing your oil. It is more cost-effective to change your oil on a regular Schedule to keep it in good working order. The same goes for your house. You want to make sure that you are maintaining all aspects of your home both inside and outside to ensure that they are working properly.
That being said, is important that you conduct regular roof inspections throughout the fall and winter months as best you can to ensure your roof is working as it should. You would be surprised how many people have homes that we do inspections for and could have implemented a little bit of preventative measures to have saved a major catastrophe that took place over the winter months.
Houses in the Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa, Clifton Park and surrounding areas are prone to experiencing bad weather heavy rainfall and heavy snow in the winter months. It is crucial to do a roof inspection to ensure is working properly before there is a crisis. One suggestion would be to schedule to have your roof inspected prior to the season taking full effect.
The other thing to take into consideration is the age of your roof and/or your home. Most roofers have a life span of 15 to 20 years and most homes in the capital region are well be on that in age.
The other thing to keep in mind is to be sure your chimney is working properly and if you have any heavy equipment that has been put on your roof to do repairs in the past. That can cause weakness and issues to your roof.
If you are looking for a Ballston Spa or Saratoga Springs home inspector, please consider calling Bald Eagle Inspection Services today.