3 Reasons Why You Should Schedule an Inspection During The Spring

Spring is here! That means no more thick snow, no more intense storms, and most of all, no more staying indoors all day. This newfound freedom, however, presents the unique opportunity to check your home’s exterior to see if it is in good condition, and whether any repairs should be made. Here are 3 reasons why it’s a good idea to schedule an inspection this spring.

Your Home Has Just Been Through A Lot

Winter is notoriously the most intensive of all the seasons, and is a time that is most likely to sow the seeds for eventual intensive damage. Things like loose shingles, moisture penetration, cracks from shifting temperatures, and fading/peeling paint all tend to begin over the winter. If left to sit, these can lead to more pressing concerns such as leaks, moisture damage, rotting, and higher energy costs, all of which are costly to fix.

Therefore, it is recommended to book an inspection the moment winter is over, especially with April showers on the horizon, as these problems, if left to sit, will inevitably become worse with time. 

Weather Incidents are Less Likely

The main reason business for contractors tend to be more slow during the winter is simply because the weather tends to be a much larger obstacle for most jobs. Snow and rain can get in the way of an inspection by blocking and prohibiting contractors to go view certain areas, and in the case of installations, most materials require a clean, dry surface to install it, something that is hard to come by during the colder months. The consequence is usually more delays, longer time periods to get the jobs done, and higher costs due to variables like damaged materials and increased travel time. Spring is less likely to spring such surprises during a job, greatly increasing the odds that task will be completed on schedule.

It Will Be Tougher To Schedule Later

Summertime is typically the busiest season for contractors, as the prime weather, large amount of people buying and selling homes, and the desire to prepare your home for the more harsher fall and winter has people scrambling for inspections, installations and replacements of various exterior components. The result is usually long waiting lists that can extend up to months, meaning that potential problems with your home can go unnoticed for a long period of time.

This can be detrimental to your home because summer, as pleasant a season as it is, isn’t entirely devoid of rain and wind, meaning that you could still be making issues worse by letting it sit. In the case of certain issues like insects and rot, the warm temperatures actually make them more problematic than they would be during the colder seasons. It is therefore best to be proactive and beat the crowds by reserving an inspection for the spring now.

Overall, it is better to be safe rather than sorry, and having a regular inspection of your home is a smart preventative measure that will save you from high repair and replacement costs in the future. To schedule an inspection with our experienced professional contractors, contact us at (862) 305-0462, or fill out an online inquiry form. We look forward to hearing from you!

About Mike Damora

Mike Damora is vice president of sales and marketing at K&B Home Remodelers, in Randolph, N.J. You can follow him on Twitter @madamoracatch him on Drift.