As the colder season finally wraps up, it’s time to ready your home for the warmer weather that comes with spring. Experts recommend paying special attention to your roofing. Look out for signs of damage and immediately carry out roof repair as needed.
Below are some of the common types of roof damage that you should watch out for and address as winter draws to an end.
Leaks commonly occur in the flashings, so you might want to take a closer look at the metal strips installed along the corners, ridges, and front edge of your roof. Flashings may also be found around chimneys and skylights, so don’t forget to include those areas in your list. To be sure that the flashings aren’t leaking, it’s best to have a professional do the inspection.
Condensation is often a problem during winter. But as long as you address this issue quickly, you can avoid problems like mold, mildew, and structural damage — which may prompt you to consider roof replacement. To fix condensation issues, it’s critical to have adequate ventilation in the attic. This ensures proper airflow and prevents moisture from damaging your roof and roof decking.
When snow and ice accumulate in areas near the skylight, these may add weight and pressure on the structure, and this can eventually cause leaks and cracks. Professionals usually recommend clearing the snow on the roof as soon as it’s safe. But if there have been a couple of times when you weren’t able to do this during winter, you might want to check for skylight damage to be safe.
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