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NENES, Inc: November Is The Perfect Time For Roof Inspections

Getting your commercial roof inspected in November is important for several reasons, primarily due to these regions' specific climate and weather conditions. NENES, Inc has been a Nebraska Commercial Roofing Contractor since 1985, servicing Omaha, Norfolk, Sioux City, Yankton, and Lincoln areas. Annual commercial roof inspections offer a range of benefits that go beyond insurance considerations:


Winter Preparation: November marks the transition from fall to winter in Nebraska and South Dakota. Winter weather in these states can be harsh, with cold temperatures, snow, and ice. Getting a roof inspection before winter ensures that any existing issues or vulnerabilities are identified and addressed before winter conditions can exacerbate them.


Preventing Ice Dams: In colder regions, ice dams can be a significant problem during the winter months. An early November inspection can help identify areas where ice dams may form, such as clogged gutters or inadequate insulation. Addressing these issues before winter can prevent ice dams, leading to roof leaks and damage.


Snow Load Assessment: The weight of snow and ice on a roof can be substantial and potentially damaging. An inspection in November can assess the roof's structural integrity to ensure it can withstand the weight of accumulated snow during the winter months. Reinforcements or repairs can be made if necessary.


Identifying Vulnerable Areas: November inspections can pinpoint vulnerable areas on the roof, such as loose shingles, damaged flashing, or deteriorating seals around rooftop equipment. Addressing these vulnerabilities early can prevent water infiltration when snow and ice melt.


Maintaining Energy Efficiency: A well-maintained roof is essential for energy efficiency, especially in cold climates. An inspection can identify areas of heat loss, such as gaps or inadequate insulation, allowing for improvements to be made before winter sets in, reducing heating costs.


Preventing Costly Repairs: Roofing problems tend to worsen during the winter due to freeze-thaw cycles and the added stress of snow and ice. Identifying and addressing issues in November can prevent more extensive and expensive repairs later in the season.


Insurance Compliance: Some insurance policies may require regular roof inspections, especially in areas prone to harsh weather conditions. Complying with these requirements can ensure coverage in case of roof-related damage during the winter. Notify your insurance agent if the roof has been replaced and/or updated. The roof age on the building(s) will need to be updated on the insurance policy for coverage in case of any future claims. Keeping copies of all roofing invoices and receipts for services rendered is always good practice. These documents may be requested as proof of labor and materials for the insurance company to see the work completed.


Peace of Mind: Having a well-inspected and maintained roof before winter can provide peace of mind to property owners and occupants, knowing that the structure is prepared to withstand the season's challenges.


Call NENES today toll-free @ (866) 315-6049 for a commercial roof inspection. This is a proactive step to prepare for the harsh winter weather conditions common in these areas. It helps identify and address potential issues, prevents damage, and ensures the roof's integrity throughout the winter months, ultimately saving time and money in the long run.

Posted on: Nov 03, 2023