It’s that time of year again and we are all feeling a little lighter, more grateful, and yes, more thankful. Chances are, we’ve also told those that we love that we are grateful for their presence in our lives and the joy they bring to us.
No doubt we are grateful for more than just the people in our lives. We are also grateful for the things that make our lives possible. One of those things is a roof over our heads.
So I ask you, when was the last time you gave thanks to your roof? Maybe you wonder what I mean by that question. I’m sure you are grateful for your roof, and I’m sure that you give thanks for having a roof over your head, but what I mean by giving thanks to you roof is taking care of your roof the same way you care for the important relationships in your life.
For one thing, you probably know your relationship status – after all it’s not hard to tell when things are not going well – and you probably work hard to ensure that the people you love feel loved by you. Well, do you know your roof’s status? Is it in good condition or is it in need of repair?
I bet you’re not sure. Spotting roof damage, after all, usually means crawling up on your roof and giving it a thorough inspection. But, maybe more importantly, it means knowing what to look for. Roof damage can come in many forms – from torn shingles and worn flashing to hail pitting and leaky seams.
And just like a disagreement, harsh words, or misunderstanding that is not resolved will lead to larger relationship problems down the road, roof damage that is overlooked now, will become most costly and more extensive later.
But if you take care of that valuable roof over your head – the thing you are grateful for – it will continue to protect you and your house. And the best way to do that is by scheduling a regular roof inspection with a licensed roofing contractor. Before you do that, however, make sure that the contractor you choose is in good standing with the Better Business Bureau, is licensed in your state, and comes with good reviews and testimonials.
This article is brought to you by ASAP Roofing, a national roofing company that specializes in hail damage, roofing restoration, and weatherization. ASAP has offices in Dallas, Texas, and Denver, Colorado.