Spring Roof Inspections can be Long Term Money Savers

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 2:56 PM by Dawn Gee

Spring Roof Inspections can be Long Term Money Savers


 Although winter is now past us, it definitely left its mark with snow and ice building up on roofs. Homeowners should now be considering the damage that this snow and ice might have created and taking the time to have roof inspections performed before a small amount of damage can become a major problem. We haven’t reached our rainy season just yet, and right now is the ideal time to have Bakeris Roofing take a look at your roof system and your home’s exterior to determine if any repairs need to be made.

Damages Incurred by Snow, Ice and Animals

Damage can range from siding being pushed loose from snow and ice lodging against a dormer, or perhaps your gutters and downspouts have leaves clogging them or other debris. If your gutters can’t handle the water flow from spring rains, that can cause problems with water coming into a basement. If downspouts are loosened where snow pushed against them, a good size rain will send that water right down into your foundations.

Another important thing to check is for small animal invasion. Squirrels, raccoons and possums don’t like cold weather and they are always trying to find shelter. They like to get underneath overhangs and into soffits where they start chewing on things. Sometimes they may chew through flashings around pipes that come through your roof and find entry directly into your attic space. If you have had the misfortune of hearing something in your attic space, that can be an indicator that a small animal has already found its way inside and has taken up residence in your attic as they are determined little creatures that can cause quite a bit of damage. The best way to determine if your home has incurred any damage is through a thorough inspection by a qualified professional like Bakeris Roofing.

When we do our roof inspection, that includes not only inspecting your roof, but we will inspect your attic, your siding, your gutters and other exterior areas that are all affected by the elements and small animals. If you are in need of a roof inspection, just give us a call at 515-967-8199 or click on our website at Also, if you know of someone who is in need of a new roof, but is unable to afford that roof, be sure and check out the No Roof Left Behind promotion on our website. They just might qualify to win a new roof at no cost to them.


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