Winter weather can cause significant damage and wear and tear to a roof. Spring will be here soon and may bring frequent rain. Identifying and addressing any roof problems now can keep things from getting worse.
Common Roof Problems to Address Before Spring
Leaves, sticks, pine needles, and other objects on the roof can get washed into gutters when it rains. Debris can clog the gutters and prevent rainwater from draining. If that happens, the gutters can overflow, which can cause water damage to the roof, siding, foundation, and landscaping. Getting rid of debris can allow the gutters to do their job, protect your home from damage, and help you avoid expensive repair bills.
Gutters should be firmly anchored to the house. If they sag or come loose, they won’t be able to direct water where they should, which can lead to a host of problems.
Worn-out roofing shingles may have few or no granules left on the surface. Shingles may also be buckled or may have separated from the roof. Without adequate protection, the roof can leak.
Flashing that is meant to cover openings where the chimney, pipes, and other components pass through the roof can become damaged or loose. That can lead to roof leaks.
Holes in the roof can allow water to enter the house. If you look around your attic and can see daylight through holes in the roof, that’s a clear sign that your home needs repairs. If you don’t address the issue quickly, you may soon be facing expensive bills to fix a roof leak, repair interior damage, and get rid of mold.
Schedule a Professional Roof Inspection
Roof damage and debris can lead to leaks and other problems. Finding out about an issue now and having it repaired right away can help you avoid a more serious problem and a more expensive repair bill in the future.
Some types of roof damage are easy to spot from the ground, but others can only be seen when walking on the roof. Even if you feel comfortable climbing a ladder and inspecting your roof, you may miss some signs of damage if you don’t have the training and experience to know what to look for.
JS and R Roofing can inspect the roof on your Connecticut home and look for any evidence of damage. If we note a problem, we can investigate further to find out how serious it is and explain what we can do to fix it. If your roof is old and in poor condition, we may recommend a complete roof replacement. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a roof inspection.