Although it may not always be top of mind, your roof is your home’s first line of defense against harsh weather – make sure it’s up to the task! Getting your roof inspected is key to ensure that your home is watertight and that your roof is functioning properly. Even if you’re not currently experiencing leaks, hidden damage or compromises to your roofing system could lead to issues in the event of a storm. This is why we’re breaking down thermal shock and the importance of getting your roof inspected – especially during the spring!
You may already know that strong winds, hail and snow can cause damage to your roof, but did you know that fluctuations in temperature can, too? This phenomenon is known as thermal shock. Thermal shock is when your roof expands and contracts due to changes in temperature. Springtime is notorious for being unpredictable as we move from colder to warmer weather, and this can cause sharp increases or decreases in temperature in a matter of hours.
This has the potential to cause cracks and damage to your roof that can occur even without a storm event. If your roof doesn’t have enough time to properly react to the change in temperature, the result can be a leaky or compromised roof. Thermal shock can also cause older shingles to break, loosened flashing and buckling. However, the effects of thermal shock aren’t always easily visible. An inspection can help determine if damage by thermal shock exists on your roof.
A professional roofing contractor will know what to look for and will be able to conduct a thorough inspection of your roof. This includes using the right safety equipment and checking for damage that may not be easily visible to the untrained eye. We recommend getting your roof professionally inspected twice a year to ensure your roof is consistently in good condition.
Not only will an inspection give you a peace of mind and confidence in knowing the condition of your roof, but it will help keep smaller issues on your roof at bay to avoid unnecessary additionally damage. Plus, an inspection can help with any insurance claims you file – especially if you schedule a pre-storm inspection before any harsh weather.
There are so many reasons to schedule and inspection. What are you waiting for? Get your roof inspected and let us help keep your roof as safe as possible today.
Ready to get your roof inspected? Click here (link to https://www.roofsbyaspen.com/contact-aspen/) or call: 877-784-ROOF