Regular inspections and maintenance are vital to ensuring the long-term health and performance of your roofing system. By keeping it in good condition, you keep your home protected against the elements, particularly hail, ice and snow. If not, expect repairs to occur early in the roof’s lifespan, which can be costly.
In this blog, local roof repair company Pechacek’s General Contracting explains how these harsh elements can do a number on your roof.
Hail hitting your roof can dislodge the protective granules of the asphalt shingles. After the storm has passed, make sure to check your gutters and your landscaping for black specks of roofing material. If not addressed right away, the roof may become more exposed to heat and moisture, causing its early deterioration.
It pays to hire a local roofing contractor that can perform a thorough inspection. Sometimes, hail damage doesn’t appear to be obvious and it takes a professional eye to identify it. Delaying the problem further even after the storm has passed may cause the roof to weaken, shortening its lifespan.
Ice and Snow
This winter, make sure you keep an eye out for any snow buildup on your roof. Too much of it may exceed your roof’s load and compromise its structural integrity. In addition to moisture damage, your roof may become vulnerable to sagging.
Also, see to it that you minimize heat sources in the attic. Ice dams occur during winter due to improper attic ventilation and insulation, causing water damage to result in leaks and moisture issues. Watch out for signs such as ice buildup on exterior walls, gutter system malfunction because of icicle formation.
Turn to Pechacek’s General Contracting for your roofing and gutter installation needs this winter. Call us today at (715) 425-9801 or (651) 332-4385 to get started. You can also fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve Hudson and River Falls, WI.