Winter is drawing to a close, and this means prepping your home, especially your roof, for the warmer season. In your to-do list, don’t forget to check for roof damage and fix any issues as soon as it’s safe to do so.
Hill Roofing Corporation, a trusted provider of roof installation services, lists some types of roof damage that you should particularly look out for as winter comes to an end.
This kind of leak is common in sloped roofing. More specifically, it can be found in flashings, or the metal strips installed along the front edge, corners, and ridges of the roof. Flashings can also be placed around chimneys and skylights. Due to the usual locations of flashings, experts generally recommend inspecting them every six months, so you might want to include this task in your pre-spring maintenance as well.
Condensation is a prevalent issue during winter, and failing to address it could lead to problems like mold and mildew growth as well as structural damage to your home’s interior. You can call on roofing companies to help you fix condensation issues in your home, particularly in your attic. Ensure that there’s adequate ventilation in your attic space so as to avoid damage to your roof and roof decking.
Snow and ice can sometimes accumulate on the skylight, and their weight can easily create cracks and eventually cause leaks. Condensation inside the skylight can also freeze with cold temperatures, and the ice or frost can eventually produce cracks and leaks. If possible, call a professional to clear the snow on your roof.
It’s usually recommended to trim branches so that you can avoid the risk of branches falling and damaging your roof. But apart from that, make sure that fallen branches don’t accumulate too much because this can cause additional strain on your roofing.
Hill Roofing Corporation is a local expert in roof repair services, and we can also service all your other exterior home needs. We have a proven track record of excellent workmanship and customer service, so you can rely on us for any job, big or small. Call us at (703) 754-0964 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Manassas, VA.