Although the tri-state area was spared the heavy snowfall New England experienced, the snow, ice and record-freezing temperatures that occurred weren’t insignificant.
The warmer spring temperatures may bring relief to you and your utility bills, but not your roof.
Spring can bring severe thunderstorms with high winds and hail that will literally give your roof a beating.
Take the time to have the status of your roof assessed by a local roof contractor.
Have Your Roof Evaluated
You may be able to notice damage from the ground, but in order to get an accurate idea of how your roof is doing, it’s important to have a professional ‘climb up and look around’.
First things first they’ll evaluate your shingles. Here’s a few things they’ll look for:
- Curling or bubbling may occur from age or heat. These shingles are in danger of breaking off in high winds.
- Loose granules in your gutters indicate deteriorating shingles from water damage. This usually occurs from drainage issues.
- Missing shingles can be from high winds, especially if any of the above situations has been present for some time.
Next, they’ll look at the sealant around chimneys, pipes, vents and any skylights to make sure there is no peeling or damage in those areas. The contractor will also look for any signs of mold, moss or algae.
Don’t forget about your attic. The contractor should also check your attic for any signs of leaks. This will tell you if the roof deck is damaged in places.
It’s also important to perform routine roof maintenance, like cleaning out your gutters. Clogged gutters can damage your shingles and roof deck by inhibiting drainage.
Repairing Your Roof
If any of the issues listed above are found, you should have your roof repaired or replaced before more harsh weather hits.
Depending on the age of your roof and it’s current condition, you may need to replace a few shingles, a whole section, or your entire roof.
Get the job done right with our cutting edge roofing solutions. We’ve been servicing the tri-state area since 1977, and only use quality supplies from manufacturers like Duro-Last, Carlisle, GAF, Firestone Building Products, Andek, GenFlex, and Versico. Call today for a professional roof inspection.