Winter is a hard time of year for your roof. The weight of snow, the constant dampness, and the force of winter storms can cause major damage, especially if your roof is already weakened by age or wear. To make sure your roof is ready for winter, plan for yearly maintenance and roof repairs.
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Any debris on your roof can trap moisture and encourage mold growth and leaks. If there are autumn leaves left on your roof, go up and sweep them off. Also, clean out the gutters so rain and melted snow will flow away from the roof as intended instead of pooling and causing water damage.
While you're up on your roof, check whether there are any visible holes or missing shingles. Pay special attention to the flashing that lines joints in your roof; this is a weak point that often cracks and develops leaks over time. Finally, stand back from your roof and look for any signs it's crooked or sagging. If you notice any of these problems, schedule roof repairs.
3. Check Insulation
You should also get a look at your roof from the inside. Look for any signs of water damage, including stains or a mildew smell in your attic or crawlspace. If you notice any, there may be leaks in your roof that need to be repaired. Make sure the insulation is in good condition and is not damp or matted.
To make absolutely sure your roof is ready for winter, schedule a professional inspection yearly with Mike's Roofing in Newark, OH. Serving Licking County for over 20 years, this GAF Master Elite® certified company has provided quality roof repairs and other maintenance services for thousands of homes. For a free estimate, call (740) 763-2867, or learn more about the company on their website.