You could be tempted to hold off arranging any repairs for your roof until there are any tell-tale signs of structural damage to it, like a tear, leak or damp patch in the ceiling. However, you should probably ask professional roofers to inspect your roof now, while the summer is still here.
A roofing company local to you could be very happy to check your roof, perhaps even for free. Furthermore, if they do uncover issues with it, now would be a promising time to address them.
Your roof could be nearing its natural lifespan
According to one statistic shared in a Bob Vila article, the average lifespan of a roof is 15 to 20 years. So, if the age of your own roof is in this ballpark, you shouldn’t assume that it couldn’t possibly be damaged just because there are no obvious indicators.
With the sun still shining abundantly, a roofer would be especially well-positioned to clearly see any damage that could have blighted your roof without your knowledge.
New shingles need heat in order to form a watertight seal
Let’s assume that a few shingles are missing or damaged on your roof. Naturally, in this situation, you could opt for replacement shingles to be installed.
It would be beneficial for you not to delay this, as new shingles are unable to create a watertight seal unless heated. The summer temperatures would provide a convenient source of heat for any replacement shingles that ought to be put in place before the weather gets colder.
Even freshly installed roofs can be defective
Some readers of this article might be thinking, “I only recently had the roof installed, so how could it possibly need repairing so soon?” However, you could have unfortunately hired a subpar contractor whose roofing work for you just wasn’t built to last.
Dayton Local warns that “47% of all roofing issues stem from proper installation”, adding: “These issues could be anything from sagging to improperly installed fasteners”. So, it would be a good idea to have someone check the roof’s condition now, just in case.
You could gently ‘test’ your repaired roof
Of course, you could say that the true test of a roof repair’s quality is when winter rolls around again and the weather is at its least forgiving. However, arranging a roof repair now would enable you to get hints of its success so that, if it has failed, further repair work can be quickly organised.
You could even take the opportunity to alter the roof’s colour. The Guardian indicates that a white roof reflects roughly 85% of sunlight that comes into contact with it; so, what better time to put a white roof through its paces than, yes, summer?
A free roof health check could be within easier reach than you had realised. For example, if you are perusing roofing companies in the North East, consider that Findley Roofing & Building can undertake roof inspections free of charge anywhere across the region — including in Newcastle, Durham and Teesside.