Winter is coming, repair your roof
Your roof may suffer during the winter, and that is why the inspection is important. You must prepare your roof for the lower temperatures, ice and snow conditions. If your roof isn’t in a good condition, it can get easily damaged by the cold temperatures. As we all know, a damaged roof is a dangerous one and can become a serious threat to your family. One of the best ways to prepare your roof for the winter is to arrange an inspection. The best time for the inspection and the repairs is the fall. In the text bellow, you can find tips on how to make the inspection and how to notice possible threats. If you find any major issues, we recommend you to contact a professional.
1. THE INSPECTION
Inspect all the areas around the roof. Check all the elements, chimney, roof edges, vents, and pipes. See if there are any loose materials, cracks and signs of deterioration. Inspect the gutters and clean all the debris that blocks the water flow. See if your shingles are broken, curled or even missing.
2. WHAT TO DO NEXT?
Repair or replace all the loose, missing or broken shingles. If you find any denting signs, small tears, and cracks, contact your insurance company to arrange the repairs. Inspect the flashing, replace it if it has cracks and holes. Clean all the debris from the roof surface, and from the gutters and downspouts. If you spot any sagging sings, hire a professional for the repairs. With the extra insulation, you prevent the snow accumulation and the ice dams on the roof surface.
3. OTHER NECESSARY TASKS
Search for any leaks and watermarks in the ceilings. Document them using a camera. For further help, contact a professional roofer who will make all the necessary repairs. Inspect the roofing edges, check the fasteners, and see if they are properly used. Check the edges from the bottom and see if there are any signs of cracks, and leaks. Clean all the debris from the roof surface before winter because debris adds weight to you home and may become a serious threat.
4. PROPER INSPECTION
If you notice water stains, faded paint, poor fasteners or some loose materials, immediately contact a professional. If you have a roof that is older than 20 years, you should consider the replacement. Repairs on the old roofs may be very expensive. The proper inspection and maintenance prolong the life of your roof. If you follow these steps and do them on regular basis, your roof will be prepared and secured for winter.
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If you have any questions and concerns about your roof, the inspection and maintenance programs, if you need help in choosing only the best for your roof, do not hesitate. You can always contact us. We are here for your home and your roofing system. Choice Solutions – Roofing and Exteriors offers many services anywhere in the Greater Oklahoma City area including Edmond, Jones, Choctaw, Harrah, Del City, Midwest City, Moore, Norman, Newcastle, Tuttle, Mustang, Yukon, Piedmont and El Reno.