WILL YOUR ROOF BE READY FOR THE WINTER MONTHS?
WILL YOUR ROOF BE READY FOR WINTER MONTHS?
Many homeowners are in need of roof repairs, but choose not to call a professional during the winter. Homeowners often question whether or not they can have a new roof installed in the cold, winter weather. In general, winter conditions only make a bad roof situation worse. As winter temperatures fluctuate, your shingles expand and contract, causing curling and cracking in older shingles. When this occurs, dirt, leaves, branches or other debris blows underneath the shingles and speeds deterioration of your roofing underlay.
Between the underlay damage and shingle loss, you may need to replace large portions of your roof. Old roofs hate cold winters. If you are experiencing a leak, you definitely need to look for damaged, curled, or missing shingles. Where ever two sides meet or around the chimney or a vent; There could even be a break in the flashing, caulking or even gapes in the lines of roof cement. If no damage is visible to the shingles or flashing in the leak area, call a professional roofer. The problem may be inadequate flashing or simply deterioration of the shingles.