Summer is the best time to conduct a home inspection

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 by Stephen Campbell

Home inspections are not done often; mostly they are performed upon selling. However, checking is essential to know the current condition of your house. It is a form of damage control, preventing costly repairs or worse, replacement. The Seattle Times shared an article about this:

Q: What should be on my home checklist this month?

A: With longer days and warmer temperatures, summer is the perfect time to take stock of the condition of your home's exterior.

It is indeed the time to undertake home inspection especially in the Pacific Northwest area. The weather is warm and dry so you ought to carry out home improvement projects especially for the exteriors. The article also shared some maintenance tips that should be done during summer. One of which is to:

Check your roof. The storms of winter and spring can take a toll. Check for loose or broken shingles, and loose chimney bricks and mortar. Check your skylights from inside the home for any stains, which could indicate water leakage.

Of course, you can't inspect nor repair a bad roof during a heavy downpour. The abovementioned maintenance is to guarantee that your roofing in Gig Harbor is ready for another hardcore season. This will make sure that it does not have any problem that may lead to permanent damage.

If you find any damage in your Gig Harbor roofing, you should have it repaired immediately. Postponing it may lead to extensive damage in the whole house structure. Chances are high that it can be beyond repair capacity. It is not only costly, but can inflict danger to your family because it cannot protect you anymore from weather elements. Therefore, it is recommended to hire a roofing contractor like Patriot Roofing.

We advise homeowners to schedule a roof inspection and repair service with us. Say no more to inconvenience brought by a poor performing roof. Repair it all at once to enjoy your summer vacation.

(Article Excerpt from Ready to give home a summer inspection? Check | Homework, The Seattle Times, June 13, 2014)

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