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Is Your Roof Ready for Winter?

Autumn is a great time for roof inspection and repair. It prepares your house for the freezing winter and repairs any sun damage suffered during the harsh summer. 

It’s essential that you start self-inspecting by walking around your property’s perimeter and looking for stains or spots on the walls. Damp walls are a sign of malfunctioning gutters, often gone awry because of debris falling from broken shingles. You also need to look for dampness around chimneys, vents, and attic as they are sure signs of a leaking roof and deteriorating flashing. 

Get your roof ready for winter

If you suspect roof damage due to harsh weather conditions, a quick repair will save you from expensive replacements. Here, we discuss a few regular maintenance checks that you need to do before you call a professional for seasonal roof repair or maintenance:

Clean gutters

Homeowners don’t consider gutters a part of their roofing. Dirt, damp leaves, twigs, and other debris that clog gutters need to be removed. Clean gutters are essential for roof maintenance as gutters carry water away from your house, decreasing the possibility of leakage and damage to sliding and the overall structure. Blocked drains will hinder the flow of rainwater, causing damage. 

Check shingles

The next step is to check the quality of flashing and shingles. Often after harsh weather, shingles wear down, curl, crack, or break. You also need to check for rusted or jutting out nails in shingles. If they have suffered minor damage, wait and inspect again after next season. 

Shingles get brittle due to cold air, and installation is recommended at 26 degrees or higher, making autumn the best time for repair. However, if shingles have fallen off or are broken, it’s best to call for professional help before the damage gets any worse. 

Look for sun damage

Inspection after summer is also essential to check for sun damage. UV rays can cause shingles to warp or crumble. If you notice any of this, call a roofer to schedule repair and maintenance. 

About Christopher Home Improvement

A roof inspection is vital after summer and spring. If you are tempted to put off a repair, think again. Winter makes shingles brittle, making their repair difficult. You don’t want to lose heat due to damaged insulation in winter. Roof repair in autumn will help you save on electricity bills and keep your family warm. 

While inspecting your roof, we will look for missing or worn out shingles, discolored panels, rust on the metal roof, blocked roof vent, mold growth, leaking gutters, loose flashing, and dampness under the roof decking. We provide free roof inspection. We will then identify the problems and start the repair work accordingly. 

At Christopher Home Improvement, we offer reliable and affordable roofing, gutter, and siding solutions for your residential and commercial properties in Connecticut and Rhode Island. You can call us at 877-334-4654 and schedule a visit from us if you haven’t had your roof inspected in a while.

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