Get Your Roof in Shape for Winter
With winter just around the corner, be sure your roof is ready to take on Mother Nature’s coldest, iciest conditions. Roofing contractors recommend getting an annual inspection to assess the wear and tear that occurs throughout the year.
While an inspection is best performed before winter sets in, it can still be done during the more frigid months as long as the roof is free of heavy snow or ice. However, certain issues require an immediate inspection, such as:
- Missing or bent shingles
- Piles of leaves and twigs on the roof
- Bent gutters and/or trim
Addressing these issues before winter’s snow, ice, sleet, and wind roll in can prevent major damage later on.
Nip the Drip
Start by examining the interior of your attic. Ceiling stains or wet insulation indicate that flashing and transition areas should be professionally inspected. A water spot is not always close to the source of a leak. Water can also take unexpected routes, traveling along rafters and the underside of a roof before finally dripping onto a place you can see.
Leave it to the Pros
The exterior of the roof will also need a thorough look – a task better left to pros who know what to look for and how to walk on a roof safely. Total Roofing offers free inspections.
Call Total Roofing today at 708.201.7550 or 219.227.9292.