8 Reasons to Inspect Your Roof This Fall

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8 Reasons to Inspect Your Roof This Fall

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Preparation is the best way to prevent unwanted roof damage and major issues.

Keep in mind, sometimes not even an expert can tell you when your roof will have problems – but our experts know roof problems happen when you least want them to. An inspection can give you peace of mind knowing your roof is geared up for winter, and it’s absolutely free.

Fall is a great time to consider calling a licensed Roofing Contractor to inspect your roof. Winter storms and harsh temperatures can cause leaks, destroy gutters, and damage your roof structure. Getting ready for brutal conditions will save you stress and money.

Any major or minor issues your roof might have are bound to worsen through winter months. Signs your roof could use repair include:

  • Existing holes and/or minor leaks
  • Dried or cracked caulking
  • Shingles which are loose, torn or missing as well as cracked or chipped
  • Excessive shingle granules in the gutters

*Ask a professional for an inspection before risking personal injury.

Some interior warning signs to look for:

  • The appearance of condensation in the attic or on the ceiling
  • Abnormally high temperatures in the attic/top of the house in Spring & Summer
  • Staining on the ceilings and walls
  • Peeling paint

Autumn temperatures are especially favorable if you’re thinking about replacing your roof. New shingles need time to seal and form a strong defense before cold winds and snowfall arrive. Extremely low temperatures ultimately increase the likelihood shingles will become brittle and break. Avoiding the summer heat and winter chill, the job will be finished reasonably quicker without sacrificing quality.

Repairing your roof in the Fall just might save you from some of Winter’s worst roofing troubles.

Dammed if you don’t

Ice dams can cause damage to more than just your roof. Heat from the interior of the home rises and warms the roof surface, melting the snow. Melted snow then leaks and rolls down the roof until it freezes, creating an ice dam. When an ice dam forms, water is held back and can seep into the soffits, onto the ceiling and down the walls, damaging your roof, fascia, soffit, gutters, and more.

How Ice Dams are Prevented

Having a secure roof will stop leaks, prevent ice dams, and ensure the integrity of your roof. An inspection can give you the comfort of knowing your roof is ready for wintertime; Even more, it will allow you to save and budget for when your roof is ready to be replaced. 

TH Remodeling & Renovations is a fully licensed and insured roofing company with years of experience. Our talented staff provides reliable, superior work.  For a free inspection or quote give us a call at 1-845-567-9743.

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