Snow and cold temperatures pose a unique challenge to your roof, which is why It’s important to get your roof ready for winter to help prevent roof leaks and improve your home’s energy efficiency. The Thomas Roofing Company, Inc., a roof repair expert, gives tips to help you prepare your roof:
Be on the Lookout for Signs of Damage
Check your ceiling, walls and attic for any water spots or water stains. These can be a sign of a roof leak. You can also take a pair of binoculars and visually inspect your vents and flashings from the ground. Improperly sealed flashings and loose vents can allow water to damage your roofing system. You should also check your downspouts and gutters for leaves and debris, as clogged gutters and downspouts can overflow and cause damage to your home.
Schedule Regular Roof Inspections
After checking for signs of leaks, you should call The Thomas Roofing Company for a professional roofing inspection. We’re experts in roof repairs and gutter installation, and if needed we’ll climb up onto your roof and thoroughly investigate it, looking for small problems that aren’t readily noticeable from a simple visual inspection. Regular roof maintenance is essential in preventing these small weaknesses in your roofing system from turning into major leaks.
Repair Leaks ASAP
Once a leak has been spotted, be sure to act fast and have us repair it as soon as possible. Small roof leaks have a way of getting worse due to the harsh climate in winter, and even a tiny roof leak can cause considerable damage if it’s left unattended. By fixing leaks early, not only will you be preventing water problems, you’ll also be improving your roof’s energy efficiency and saving money on your heating bill.
In addition to our roofing and exterior home improvement services, The Thomas Roofing Company can install skylights as well. We’re one of the most experienced home improvement companies in our area because we’ve been serving local homeowners since 1924. Call us at (410) 692-8998 to learn more about our products and services, or to ask for a quote. We serve Ellicott City, Columbia, and nearby areas in MD.