Winter can bring significant amounts of snowfall, which can cause damage to poorly maintained roofs. Homeowners can prepare their roofs for winter weather with preventetive maintenance.
As the winter months approach, the first measure of protection for a home against rain and snow in many parts of the country is the roof.
By inspecting your roof at least twice a year — before the winter months begin and after they are over — you’ll be able to spot and correct any potential problems before they become severe and cause you to have to replace the entire roof before its expected lifespan.
Although snow might not seem like much when it hits the roof, it can cause all sorts of trouble for a roof with existing problems. They can potentially cause water damage, as well as cave-ins if enough snow manages to collect atop a roof. As the article recommends, homeowners should have their roofs fixed before the snowfall gets heavier to prevent such risks. Fortunately, hiring a reputable Newport News roofing company can help them take good care of the structures.
Homeowners should keep in mind that while snow is essentially frozen water, it can still cause leaks and all sorts of water damage. This is more apparent on days when the sun can melt the ice. It might be tempting to have the leaks mended the moment they sprout. However, repairing a roof during winter is an extremely difficult task due to the temperature constraints. Leaks aside, roofs have to contend with other winter troubles such as snow accumulation, ice dams, and high winds, so it would really be best for householders to preemptively have their roofs prepared for such situations.
A professional contractor such as The Roofing and Remodeling Company can maintain the roofing on Newport News, VA homes. Homeowners only have to schedule an appointment with these professionals in order to prepare their roofs for harsh winter conditions. A roof can only protect as well as it endures damage, so owners should always be wary of their roof’s condition.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Jimmy Franks: Inspect roof carefully before winter weather arrives, The Tennessean, Published November 17, 2013)