Your Roof in Winter
There are some things you should watch out for to keep your roof from being damaged by the elements this winter.
You should watch your roof for ice dams, and be careful with rooftop snow removal. After a snowstorm, your home structure may experience ice damming, which occurs when insufficient insulation causes snow on a roof’s surface to melt, and refreeze on a lower portion of the roof. The result can be a leak in your home’s interior. The leak will first be visible in the attic, and may not be visible in the home’s interior until the damage has already been done.
The National Roofing Contractors Association cautions homeowners to remove snow on the roof only if it can be done from ground level with a roof rake or an extended-handle broom. If not, you should call a professional roofing contractor like The Dan Banks Company.
After any storm, check for missing shingles, as well as curling or cracked shingles. If your roof is more than 20 years old, these are signs it may be time to replace the roof. Discoloration of your shingles could also indicate the granules on the shingles are being washed away. Check your gutters for large amounts of granules.
If you see any of these signs, call a roofing contractor to inspect your roof and recommend repair or replacement.
If you’re concerned about the condition of your roof, or considering replacing your roof, call the roofing contractors at The Dan Banks Company today. Call us at 410-392-9700 in Maryland or 860-967-9710 in Delaware to schedule a free quote on your new roof today! Or you can contact us through our website.