Should You Replace Your Roof Before This Winter?



Have you inspected your roof yet this year? Your roof is on the front lines of exposure to nature’s harshest elements all year long. Because it’s bound to take a beating, it’s crucial to inspect for missing shingles, weather damage or possible sagging, at least annually.

Luckily, even if you haven’t inspected your roof since last winter, there’s still time before the next round of snow and sleet arrives. After all, though he meant it metaphorically, John F. Kennedy did once say: “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”

The last thing you want is to have structural issues with your roof that you can’t address during the bitter cold months. Getting a good look at your roof is less dangerous in the late summer and fall—and should you find missing shingles or need for repairs, an inspection could save you lots of money in the long run. A damaged roof can lead to many burdensome and expensive issues. I learned this the hard way.

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