Winter is Coming…for Your Roof
Serving Dutchess County, Fairfield County, Litchfield County, New Haven County & Putnam County.
Your roof is built to hold up for a long time and protect you from the elements. As time goes by, though, your roof can wear out. This leads to all kinds of issues, from less energy efficiency to a weakened roof deck. It can also cause leaks, mold, or many other problems.
It’s not just your roof in danger, though. Your gutters can clog and collapse from an ice dam. With so many possibilities, it’s important to know how to prepare your roof for this time of year. Otherwise, you might end up needing a roof repair or replacement to bolster your protection.
Inspecting the Uninspected
It all starts with a routine, annual inspection by a professional. Our experts at Northland Roofing, LLC know what we’re looking at. We’ll check your roof for any signs of damage, but we’ll also do a thorough search inside for signs of leaks or weakened foundation.
That way, we can give you a close estimate that accounts for needed materials. For example, we’ll make note of any missing or damaged roofing materials. Your shingles or tiles need to be repaired or replaced to prevent further damage to your roof.
You could also save with our inspection, because you might be lacking insulation. Since insulation retains temperatures in your home, bad insulation might be letting your air escape and wasting your electricity.
Old or worn insulation can also be a hotbed for rats and insects to make a nest. When it gets moisture, that damp insulation can also attract mold growth. It’s always a good idea to let us check your insulation, so call Northland Roofing, LLC today.
While we’re there, we’ll also check your gutters. These can easily clog with leaves, flying debris, dirt, or even germinated seeds. Whatever the case, your gutters can get backed up. Winter cold can cause any clogged water to freeze and form an ice dam, which is a common reason our clients need roof replacement.
All that weight can collapse your gutters and tear up the roof, siding, and anything below. Another reason to keep your gutters clean is algae. As precipitation happens, any algae on your roof can spread and grow.
The reason that’s a problem for your roofing is because the algae gets underneath your materials. When it grows, the algae can push up your shingles and expose the underlayment and roof deck. Of course, your flashing is a must on our list.
The metal strips that seal in external features like chimneys and skylights can prevent leaking. If the flashing is damaged or missing at all, it can lead to expensive repairs or a roof replacement. It’s important to get your flashing fixed as soon as possible, especially in the winter.
Take Care of the Trees
Your trees can be a hazard to your roof if you don’t take care of them properly. Taller trees, especially, can be dangerous for your roofing materials or the roof itself. The branches can scrape off shingles, or a storm can knock them onto your roof and fall through.
When it comes to your roof repair or replacement, we always recommend a professional. We’ve got experience and knowledge on the subject to get you the best results. In the age of online tutorials, we know you might want to try doing it yourself.
However, you could get injured or your roof could end up worse. We know how to safely take care of your roofing needs and we do it right the first time. To get started with your inspection, go ahead and give us a call today! Find out why we are the best roofer in Bridgeport.
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