We do fall, winter, spring and summer inspections. Roof inspections are one of the most important regular services any home or building owner can do.
In some markets fall inspections are important because the summer heat has done its damage and a quick inspection, a quick clean up and some minor repair work can save a lot of damage to the house or building and extend the serviceable life of the roof for many years.
Fall is a good time when there are trees close to the roof and leaves and debris have built up on the roof and can block the free flow of water into drains or rain gutters. In the cold areas it's good to get this done before snow and ice start to accumulate.
If the property is in a climate that gets a lot of late summer rain and not much winter rain, e.g. Phoenix, then fall is not the best time to inspect the roof. A spring or early summer inspection would be a much better option.
We believe that it's a good idea to implement a program of roof inspections at regular intervals, depending on a variety of factors: location of the property, climate, elevation, trees, traffic, dust, smog, rain, hail, type of roof structure, type of roof material, age of the roof and more. Depending on these factors, it might be a good idea to inspect more often than every fall and it might not be required except for every five years or so.
Inspections are good for your business and good for your customers. They provide a regular interaction between roofer and owner; this keeps you in front of them, so they don't forget who you and your company are. They provide regular chargeable service work, albeit not normally are these large transactions they are regular and much easier to schedule than repair work in the middle of a major storm.
These relationships built over time will bring reroofs when they are needed. They also bring referrals and loads of good will.
Marty Stout is the president of Go Roof Tune Up Inc. See his full bio here.