Cold weather conditions can lead to several issues with your roof. These issues can, if gone unchecked, lead to wood rot and roof replacement. Before this happens, there are some roofing services you can have to prepare your roof properly. Here are a few of the roofing services you should consider and what you need to know about each one.
You may not think about your attic as part of the cold weather roofing prepping steps, but it can be a huge part of saving your roof during the winter. If you have improper insulation, the warm climate of your home can react with the cold weather that is hitting the outside of the roof. This combination can cause a build of humidity and condensation. When the condensation builds, it develops dampness on your roof trusses and in your attic area. This dampness leads to mold and eventually wood rot related issues. Your roofing contractor can check your insulation, replace it if necessary, and check the trusses for any potential issues.
If you have guttering in place, then you may have several issues develop during winter weather. For example, if the space between the roof and the guttering is not properly prepared for weather, ice and rain can cause severe roofing issues. Some of these issues consist of sagging and wood rot. If ice gets between the guttering and the roofline it will lead to cracking from the ice expansion and then wood rot when the ice melts and the water enters into the cracks caused by the ice. This can lead to expensive repairs and complete gutter replacement. An available roofing service is to have the area sealed with silicone or roof protection agent and weatherproofed properly to seal the area.
One of the easiest ways to have roofing damage during cold weather conditions is to have loose tiles that are unnoticed. Your roofing contractor can offer a service to inspect your tiles and make sure that all tiles are in place. If there are loose or broken tiles, they can be removed and replaced. The flashing and waterproofing membrane will also be part of the inspection. If there are any issues, they will be replaced as well ahead of the cold weather.
These are just a few of the roofing services you can use to prepare your roof for cold weather. If you need these services, or if you are concerned about the current status of your roof, contact your local roofing contractor. They can schedule an appointment and help you with any questions you have. They can also schedule an inspection to determine the current health of your roof.Share