DaVinci Advice: Call the Pros

Oh, what wicked winter weather the country experienced this year. Now, as the snows melt away and ice dams dissolve, it's time to evaluate the condition of your roof.

What to look for? The experts at the Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) recommend making the investment to have a professional roofing contractor inspect your roof. Why use a professional? Because many steep sloped roofs require the proper safety equipment to accurately inspect and can be dangerous for nonprofessionals to tackle. Plus, there's the possibility that a homeowner on a roof could do unplanned damage to the roof, voiding the warranty. And, let's be honest … do you really know what to look for?

Sure, anyone can tell when roofing shingles are missing, but a professional roofing contractor can also look for signs of early wear on specific roof areas and repair minor problems. They know how to look for animal and rodent damage on the roof and around chimneys, along with evaluating and clearing out your gutters before spring rains start.

At DaVinci Roofscapes, we believe that investing in a professional roofing contractor to inspect your roof is a smart homeowner decision. Another smart decision is investing in a 50-year roof made of composite slate or imitation shake that resists roof hail damage, fire and other problems. Ask your roofing contractor about lightweight roofing solutions from DaVinci when you have your roof evaluated this spring!

The experts at DaVinci provide more homeowner advice at Repair or Replace… Know When to Say When to help you and your home get ready for the spring of 2014.