Winter…will it ever end?!
The answer of course is yes! But how is your roof doing after it all?
Winter brings ice and snow, lots of wind and in general…elements that make it important that you do a little once over once the spring season begins to keep expensive repair costs down in the future.
Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or hire a pro, here are some tips to get you going …
Look at Your Shingles
Are any shingles curling, loose, or damaged? You should replace these right away and if you see nails popping up, make sure they get a hammer down.
If the shingles are looking tired overall maybe it is time to think about replacing as well!
Clear away debris so that spring showers can flow freely away instead of pooling on your roof.
Flashing connects different parts of your roof – like skylights, windows, walls of dormers,etc.
Rust and cracked caulking are trouble signs that need to be attended to. You can re-caulk flashing in some cases and rusted flashing may mean time for a replacement.
Soffit and Fascia
Soffits are the underside of the house structure such as an arch, a balcony, or overhanging eaves. The fascia are the metal or wood boards along the roofline or behind the eaves trough.
Make sure to check their condition as well as they are important for the overall integrity of your roof.
Do you see any signs of a leak inside your home or on the roof ? Melting snow or ice dams can cause this problem and damage your roof as well as home interior.
I cannot stress enough of acting quickly when you spot a leak, it can cause so much damage if left unchecked. This usually is a time when pros must be called in to assess properly.
For all your roofing needs big or small my team at Class Eh! Roofing would be happy to help you out and start the process with a free estimate. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED!
Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!