No matter where you are in the home buying process, congratulations! Buying your first home is an exciting step in your life, and a house is an incredibly valuable investment in you and your family’s future. As a new homeowner, it is essential to understand every aspect of your home and how to keep it in great shape for years to come. A big part of their home that new homeowners often find themselves wondering about is the roof and how it should be maintained.


Once you find a local contractor, it’s time to schedule an appointment. The ideal season for roof inspections is in the summer. Good weather makes it significantly easier to properly inspect a roof, and perform any sort of maintenance that it requires. After your first inspection, it is a good idea to have a new one conducted annually – typically in the late summer months (i.e August or September), immediately before the harsh seasons of fall and winter.

Do not assume that just because your roof is new that it will not have major problems.

To get the most value out of your roof inspection means careful consideration of your inspection report. Any problem with your roof should be taken seriously. If something comes up and it’s on your report, address it immediately. The last thing you want is to be left out in the cold of winter, with a damaged roof.


The elements, wind and weather, can wear down roofing materials quickly. For example, fallen shingles weaken the overall strength of a house’s roof and must be replaced. Obviously, it is always easier and cheaper to replace a few missing pieces than the entire roof.

If you live near trees, it’s important to regularly remove debris from your roof. The extra weight of leaves and branches, particularly in the autumn, when trees shed their leaves, can weigh down your roof which in turn weakens the integrity. Similarly, you will need to clean out your gutters of leaves and dirt in order for them to adequately drain rainwater, which is another threat to your roof if left unchecked.

One of the most important parts is to understand your roof’s warranty and insurance policy. If your roof is under warranty, be sure you read carefully and understand the terms and conditions for replacement. If you receive a new one, such as from a roofer who is replacing your old roofing shingles, know that one, as well. Insurance does not always cover roofing damage, so be sure to carefully check over your policy to know what is and is not covered, this way you will be ready to protect your roof from damages in the future.

Little Buckaroo Construction is an experienced roofing contractor in Boise, Idaho.

Call Little Buckaroo Construction today and have our team inspect the roof shingles you’re concerned about. Our caring, friendly professionals will provide you with a free estimate.

Call us at 1 (208) 869-3926 or email us at We are waiting to help you!