Six more weeks of winter is what the groundhog told us…
Luckily that time is finally coming to an end! Not only does this mean spring cleaning is upon us, but it also means that it’s time to assess and address how these past few months of a brutal winter may have impacted your home.
The winter months could have pretty notable long term effects on your home.
When you think about the winter months, we here in New England are often met with a significant amount of snow (and even rain) along with temperatures that leave us wanting to stay inside with the heat on, snuggled up in the safety of our homes.
The tricky thing with our winters here in New England, is that sometimes the lasting effects of the snow and rain can leave us with long term damage to our homes… That damage could, in turn, make them not as safe as we need them to be.
Moisture can be detrimental.
Our roofs are the most important part of our homes, and during the winter months they are oftentimes living under a blanket of moisture. Moisture is the true enemy of the roof. Any sort of long term moisture retention of your roof can result in mold, deterioration, and can even result in something as drastic as a collapse.
It’s important during the winter months to stay on top of your roof maintenance, but in the event that you weren’t able to do so it’s crucial for you to look into some potential issues that your roof could be facing…
The easiest way to tell your roof may have been negatively affected by the winter weather are as follows:
- Curling or clipping shingles – this is easily identifiable as it looks as though the shingles of your roof could be ripped off like a bandaid without any tools needed.
- Missing shingles – probably the easiest thing to spot as the moment a shingle is missing it looks as though your roof is no longer as uniform and pristine as it once was.
- Shingle decay – this ties right into the deterioration of your roof that was mentioned earlier. The decay will be easy to identify as it will look as though your roof is essentially falling apart at the seams.
- Blistering shingles – this one might be a little harder to spot with a naked eye, but the damage is still clear. It usually looks like there are some sort of bubbles starting to appear on your shingles, which means that there has been some sort of moisture (or even gas) retention inside of the shingle itself.
- Damaged flashing (metal sheeting near chimney or sewer vent) – this kind of damage can be compared to rotting in terms of the visual. You will find that the flashing itself is lifting, curling, and the sealing to the home is essentially non-existent.
- Rotting – this is one of the worst things you can have happen to your roof as by this point the damage is so far gone, the likelihood of being able to do a simple repair is slim.
If you notice any of these issues upon inspection of your roof, it’s time to seek help from a professional.
If you find your roof to be unfortunate enough to have become a victim to the elements, it’s imperative for you to get the situation under control quickly.
We here at Flynn Roofing specialize in repairing the types of situations mentioned above.
Please feel free to contact us today for your quote on repairing the damages to ensure your home stays safe and sound under the protection of a good roof!