Imagine if you went out into a rainstorm with an umbrella that had holes and a jacket that was coming apart. You’d end up soaking wet, and the clothes under your jacket would be a mess. Well, the same thing would happen to your home if your roof wasn’t in good shape. Now that it’s winter, you need to repair your roof before it blizzards and your home gets damaged.
Repairing the Interior:
Head up to your attic and use a flashlight to check if any areas on your roof are:
- Sagging: Your roof deck can start to sink inward after a while
- Water Damaged: This is a sign that there are leaks nearby
You should also keep an eye out for dark spots as these can be mold spots caused by excess moisture. Once you’ve done this, turn the flashlight off and check for any areas where light is shining through, as these are areas that need to be repaired.
Repairing the Exterior:
While it’s still daylight, go outside and, from the ground, check your roof for:
- Damaged Shingles: This includes shingles that are cracked, torn, or missing.
- Raised Shingles: These can end up protruding from your roof if the nails rust and pushing the shingle up.
- Wet Spots: Too much moisture can allow mold and bacteria to grow on your roof and damage it.
If you spot any of these issues, you should have them repaired sooner rather than later. Otherwise, they can cause damage to the rest of your home.
Repairing the Gutters:
You’re gutters play an important role in keeping your roof safe. Make sure your gutters are not:
- Detached: If they are, they’ll pull at your fascia and roof causing more damage.
- Clogged: This is cause water and snow to flow back onto your roof.
A good way to keep your roof in good shape is by having it cleaned and keeping ice off it during winter. Keystone Gutter Helmet offers Helmet Heat systems that melt away snow from your roof before it can become ice as well as Roof Shield cleaning services that help keep your roof spotless without the use of harsh chemicals. For more information or to get a free quote call us at 610-372-4383.