Why Spring is the Ideal Time for a Roof Inspection

When it comes to home renovations at the start of the year, spring cleaning is on everyone’s list. A new kitchen or painting the bathroom will be another priority. But if you really want to keep your property at its best, there’s another task to keep in mind.

A roof inspection is the way forward to protect and maintain your home for the year ahead. Fortunately, spring is also the ideal time for a roof inspection – read on to find out why…

The importance of roof inspections

So, why are roof inspections so important? The answer is they can help you to maintain a proactive approach to your roofing.

There are two ways to take care of your roofing – with a proactive or reactive approach. If you deal with roofing issues as and when they appear, that’s a reactive approach. Whilst it might initially seem like a money-saving option, it’s usually much more expensive in the long-run. That’s especially true if a roofing issue is letting rainwater into your home.

Meanwhile, there are many benefits to the proactive approach.

  • Fast resolution – It’s tempting to wait until issues arise, but that often means costly repairs. Alternatively, roof inspections can nip roofing issues in the bud before they become a problem.
  • Regular routines – To keep your roof at its best, you should have a roof inspection at least annually or, if possible, every six months. Having a proper maintenance routine means that your roof is kept in shape all year round.
  • Roof replacements – If your roof is beyond repair and in need of a replacement, professional roofers can easily spot the signs. They’ll be able to provide expert advice and install your new roof when the time comes.

DIY vs professional inspection

Spring is the perfect time for a roof inspection – whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring a professional. Here’s what you’ll need to keep in mind…

DIY inspection

First and foremost, don’t attempt to get on the roof yourself. Instead, conduct a check of your roof’s condition from ground level. Are any tiles missing or visibly broken? Is part of the roof sagging? These are clear signs that roofing repairs are needed.

Next, take a look inside your loft space. Are there any damp spots or leaks? Is sunlight shining through your roof’s covering? If so, then it might be time to give professional roofers a call.

Professional inspection

DIY inspections often only reveal the most obvious issues. Unfortunately, that leaves some roof damage hidden away, which can lead to further problems down the line. That’s why it’s best to bring in the experts for a professional inspection.

They’ll be able to check your roofing for any issues – and whether it’s cracked tiles or guttering maintenance, you’ll be able to immediately book any repairs that are needed. Ultimately, that means less hassle and expense for you in the long run.

Why spring is the ideal time for a roof inspection

It’s clear that roof inspections are essential to the upkeep of your roof. But why should they be done in the spring? There are some major benefits to a spring roof inspection – and these include…

Checking after winter weather

Winter brings some of the most tumultuous weather that the UK has to offer. That includes everything from strong winds to rainfall and even snow. Unfortunately, that brings new hazards for your roofing, including tiles broken by heavy wind.

If you have a roof inspection in autumn or at the start of winter, you still have the worst of the weather to come. If the weather causes damage to your property during this time, you’ll likely have to fork out for another inspection come springtime – or pay for expensive repairs as the issues arise.

Meanwhile, with a spring roof inspection, all of the worst weather will be out of the way, so professional roofers will have a clear view of any repairs that need working on – saving you time and money.

Calmer skies

There’s another benefit that comes with the change in weather. In autumn and winter, there’s a heightened risk of your roof inspection being delayed due to the weather. For example, your inspection might be rained off or delayed due to high winds.

This can be frustrating when you know your roof needs inspecting ASAP. Choosing a springtime inspection can help to reduce the likelihood of these delays.

Better availability

Another factor that can speed up your roofing inspection in springtime is the improved availability of professional roofers. During the height of winter, roofers are always fully booked due to the sheer volume of leaks and other roofing issues that arise.

In the spring, their availability will open up again, giving you more opportunity to book a roof inspection at a date and time that suits you.

Winter preparations

Whilst some homeowners scramble to book their inspections before the winter weather arrives, that doesn’t allow much time for repairs to be put in place. Once your inspection is complete, if something needs repairing, you’ll usually need to book the repairs in advance. In winter, that puts your roof at risk.

Getting your roof inspected in the spring gives you plenty of time to arrange the necessary repairs before the bad weather of autumn and winter is in sight.

Arrange a roof inspection this spring

Don’t wait until the busy winter months to book your roof inspection – spring is the perfect time to get your roofing into shape. Whether it’s for your home or commercial property, DPR Roofing is on hand to help in Huddersfield and the surrounding areas.

With over 30 years’ experience, you can rest assured that your roofing is in expert hands. Whether it’s slate roofing or a flat roof, our local roofers will inspect your entire roof, advising you on repairs as and when needed.

If you’d like to book an inspection, give our friendly team a call on 01484 866 772 or send us an email at [email protected].