Did Winter Weather Damage My Roof?

While some winters are worse than others, it’s always a good idea to check up on your roof as the season comes to an end. It’s normal to expect heavier amounts of rain during spring, and previous ice damage can lead to leaking when storms hit. Here are some ways to assess and remedy any damage.

Inspecting Your Shingles

A simple visual inspection is sometimes enough to tell if your roof took a beating during the winter. Shingles that are out of place or damaged may indicate that ice or snow that was trapped underneath the panel, causing it to move out of place. This is a red flag and should be addressed sooner than later — broken shingles can lead to leaking and interior roof damage.

Inspect Your Gutters

If icicles formed on your home during the winter, they may have weighed down your gutters and contorted them to ineffectively drain water. It’s best to take a look at this before the rain begins to pour, contacting a professional (hey there!) if necessary. Failure to inspect and proactively fix these problems can lead to even more water and/or structural damage.

The Bottom Line

Snowfall and blizzards are often coupled with high force winds, resulting in fallen debris that can make its way into your home’s gutters. Properly protecting your gutters from this debris is critical to preventing buildup that can cause leaks and irreversible harm to your gutters. A Gutter Helmet prevents debris from collecting inside your gutters, so you don’t have to worry about damage!

If you’re thinking about scheduling maintenance or having a Gutter Helmet installed, call Keystone Gutter Helmet and request a quote. We’re proud to serve Wyomissing and the surrounding areas. For tips, tricks, and to stay up to date on what we’re doing, ‘like’ us on Facebook!