When it comes to the protection and safety of your home, few aspects are as important as the roof. It shields you from weather, shades you from the sun, keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and, if properly maintained, greatly increases your property’s curb appeal. The old saying wouldn’t reference the “roof over your head” if it weren’t a highly valuable asset.
Because your roof plays such a vital role in the well-being of both you and your family, it’s important to prioritize its care. Many times, however, home and property owners take a roof’s stability for granted until there is a noticeable, costly problem. By then, more damage has usually accumulated than likely was necessary if the structure had been evaluated and treated through preventative maintenance.
Whether you realize it or not, your roof can begin to wear and break down long before its shingles fall off. Age alone will cause shingles, flashings, gutters and other aspects to wear out and become unable to perform their protective duties, but it’s the weather that will cause the real trouble. Hail, high winds, ice, snow and UV rays all can create damage that is unable to be seen from the ground. Hail especially can cause dents and cracks in shingles that lead to leaks and home damage. And the only way to know whether or not you are at risk is to either have the roof inspected or to schedule preventative maintenance through which these small problems can be kept from becoming big issues.
With the recent return of rain and thunderstorms to the area, we at Midwest Storm Restoration are encouraging homeowners to take advantage of the remaining days of summer by scheduling preventative roof maintenance. Fall and winter can be adventurous seasons in our area, and it’s not wise to leave the condition of your roof to chance, especially not after the extreme heat we experienced over the summer. The long period of high temperatures and intense sunlight may have deteriorated your shingles to the point of being ready to crack under the slightest disturbance.
Instead of risking your entire property, we want to encourage you to give your roof the attention it needs. At Midwest Storm Restoration, we offer professional, experienced preventative maintenance and can restore the condition of your roof and help you prepare for the weather to come. Plus, by treating your roof to this service, you will also be doing your pocketbook a favor saving money both on current energy bills and on the future costs of property damage caused by roof leaks.
There’s no time like the present. Meteorologists around the area are predicting more rain ahead, and it’s only a matter of time before we experience those famous Midwest thunderstorms again. So do what you can ahead of time to prepare your home. Schedule roof maintenance today and ensure a better future for the months to come.