Stay Proactive When it Comes to Roof and Home Maintenance
Like your car, appliances, or overall health, your home requires constant upkeep and preventative maintenance. Regularly checking your roof can ensure that your investment is protected from further damage and additional expenses. As the seasons and leaves change, it’s important to keep an eye out for potential issues.
Identifying the Warning Signs
While you’re cleaning out your gutters or hanging up holiday decorations, it’s good to check your roof for a few key indicators that things may be going awry. With this handy checklist we’ve put together, it’s simple to make sure your roof is in prime condition. Discover what you should be on the lookout for and what these signs may mean for your roof.
If you’re seeing any of these warning signs, it’s time to start thinking about repairs or a new roof. These symptoms often mean the composition of your shingles is breaking down. With normal wear and tear, the asphalt gets “cooked” and releases oils, leading to curling and falling granules.
Preparing Your Roof for Winter
Don’t wait until it’s too late! Fall is the perfect time to catch issues that may cause you a headache once the snow starts to fall. For example, paying attention to fall frost can help you catch poor ventilation issues that may result in ice damming — which can damage and pull gutters away from your roof — once winter hits.
In addition to looking for pre-existing issues, it’s important to take some time to prevent further damage. Removing sticks, twigs, and leaves that fall onto your roof is essential to maintaining good water flow. Impeded water flow can cause water to saturate your shingles, which in turn will freeze during the winter months and lead to more problems for your roof.
While L.H. Krueger does work year-round, there are issues we can’t fix during wintertime. Removing debris and checking for poor ventilation are two of the steps you can take to ensure your roof is ready for winter — or else you’ll be fixing it in spring!
Be an Active Listener Year-Round
Don’t wait for a leak. If your roof has an issue, chances are it’s trying to tell you! Take a walk around a few times a year — check the gutters and look for missing shingles. Many of these issues can be addressed with a simple service call to L.H. Krueger. However, if left unattended, they can mean bigger problems in the not-so-near future. Avoid a complete re-roof and additional expenses — pay attention to your roof’s warning signs.
Prevent Future Damage With L.H. Krueger
When your roof tells you something’s wrong, it’s time to call L.H. Krueger. If you find any of these issues during your fall inspection, we’ll help you take the necessary steps to prepare your roof for winter. Get your free estimate today!