Even though it’s hot outside, winter will be here before you know it. In Connecticut, you can expect snow that may be heavy at times, as well as sleet, freezing rain, and wind. Vegetation growing on your roof, age, and weathering can all take a toll. The roof may already have damage from rain, wind, and tree limbs that were knocked down in a storm earlier this year. Have your roof inspected before winter arrives, even if you haven’t noticed any signs of damage.
Fix Problems Before They Get Worse
Roof problems often start out small and gradually become more serious. A few shingles that have been blown off or come loose may not catch your attention, but they can allow water to leak into your home and damage wood framing, insulation, drywall, and other structural components. Water can also cause mold, which can lead to respiratory issues and aggravate existing medical conditions, such as asthma or allergies.
A roofing contractor can spot minor problems that you might miss and make necessary repairs. That can help you avoid larger problems and more expensive repair bills down the road. It can also help you avoid the inconvenience of needing to have the roof repaired or replaced during the winter and possibly having to find another place to stay temporarily.
Improve Energy Efficiency
A roofing contractor can detect problems that may be making your roof inefficient. Exterior damage or insufficient insulation can allow cool air to escape in the summer and can lead to drafts in the winter. If you get the roof inspected now, you can have any necessary repairs made. That can make your home more comfortable and help you save money on utility bills throughout the year.
Fall Is a Good Time to Make Roof Repairs
In cold temperatures, roofing shingles can be brittle. That can make them difficult to install. Shingles also have to be sealed before winter to form an airtight barrier that can resist moisture and prevent wind damage. Scheduling a roof inspection and repair now can help you make sure that the work is done before it gets too cold.
It’s easier to fit a routine inspection and minor repairs into your budget than to come up with the money for an emergency repair that you didn’t see coming. You may save enough through lower utility bills to more than offset the cost, and you may be able to extend your roof’s lifespan and postpone a large bill for roof replacement.
Schedule a Roof Inspection
JS and R Roofing can come to your Connecticut home and inspect your roof. If we note any problems, we can make repairs to get it in shape and ready for winter. Contact us today to make an appointment to have your roof inspected.