Before you know it, winter weather is going to be howling around the windows and around your roof. And with it the potential for your home's roof to succumb to damage and a resulting leaking into your home. Here are some recommendations for you to inspect, repair, and protect your roof from roofing damage and problems, especially during the upcoming winter season.
Check and Repair or Replace
The condition of your roof, including its flashing, shingles, drip edge, and gutter system, are all important elements so you don't want to neglect any of them this season. Now is a good opportunity to hire a roofing professional to inspect your roof for problems and damage so they can repair them. You might find that your home needs a new roof because of shingles that have begun to age to the point they are allowing moisture to seep into your roof and attic.
A roofing professional can recommend the right type of shingles to update your home's exterior protection. Removal of the old shingles will allow them to check the existing roof decking so they can remove any dry rot, moisture damage, or sagging to the roof's underlying structure.
Maintain Attic Ventilation
After you have completed any repairs needed to your roof and also replaced damaged and broken shingles with new roofing materials, your roofing professional can inspect and update your attic's ventilation. Attic ventilation is important because it keeps your attic and roof's surface cool. This is especially important in the winter when ice dam formation is a possibility. If there is not enough ventilation on your roof, which is evaluated based on the square footage of your attic space, then your roofing professional can add in additional vents on your newly-installed or repaired roof.
An attic inspection is not only a chance for you to have your attic space evaluated for its ventilation but also the level of insulation protecting your home interior from inefficiency. Gaps in your insulation from when the batting shifts can allow heat from your home interior to creep into the attic, causing snow to melt and freeze along the eaves. A roofing professional can also check this area for insulation shortage.
Ice dam formation on your roof may seem like it's not a big deal, but it can cause serious damage to your shingles and your roof's layers. If you have just replaced your roof with new materials, the formation of ice dams can cause ice to form below the shingles where it will lift them up and lead to water leaks into your attic space and home interior. For this reason, be sure to make this task a priority this fall to prepare your home for winter weather. Contact a roofer for more information.Share
15 October 2020
When you want to make your home shine, there are some very important basic components you should be mindful of. For starters, you should evaluate the exterior of your home to determine whether or not the siding or exterior cladding needs to be replaced. Next, you should check to see if the roofing needs to be replaced, since it really can make a powerful difference. Roofing can take up a great deal of the visual space from the outside, so think carefully about how yours looks. Pay attention to issues like aged, curling shingles or roofing that contains dips or divots. Check out this blog for great tips about roofing.