Is Your Roof Ready for Winter?

Is Your Roof Ready for Winter?

The best way to deal with winter in all walks of life is to be prepared. Nobody goes out on the first chilly day of the year in shorts and a t-shirt and then runs back inside to wonder where all their hats, coats and scarfs could possibly be, after all.

When it comes to your roof you need to be prepared too. Winter is the worst time for your roof as it’s when the elements put the effectiveness of your roof to the test the most. If your roof is not of a decent-enough standard to thwart all that the elements are about to throw at it, then you are going to experience nothing but problems.

The First Step in Getting Your Roof Ready for Winter – a Visual Check

The first thing you need to do when checking your roof in preparation for winter is to take a good look at it. Are there any shingles missing? Are there are any definite signs of damage? Is any part of your roof sagging or bowing? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then a bit of work is required before your roof can be said to be winter ready.

For extra peace of mind, you could get the condition of your roof evaluated by a professional roofing company. This of course will not come free, but it is likely to save you money in the long run as the company will spot any issues and offer to sort them out for you, before they become problems that will be expensive to fix.

Your Roof Comes in Two Parts – Don’t Forget to Check Internally as Well!

Don’t just examine your roof externally – there’s the inside to consider too! Often signs of damage that are tough to spot outside on your roof are readily apparent when you check your attic.

One key factor to look for is the presence of water, or water damage. If water is getting into your attic, then this is a clear sign that something is greatly amiss. Even the slight intrusion of water into your roof space can spell disaster. If left untreated, water intrusion can cause the structure of your home to rot, weakening your roof and putting your entire home at risk.

If you want to make one hundred percent certain that your roof is ready for winter, then contact the roofing professionals at RAM Residential Remodeling. Contact us today at (586) 731-9830, or use the online contact form that’s available on our website.