Roof Repairs to Do Before Winter
Roof repair is best done when the temperature outside is still comfortable and when the air is relatively dry, so fall is the period of the year when homeowners should perform a detailed inspection of their roofs, followed by the timely repair of any issue revealed during the inspections. Here are the faults that need to be addressed: – Problems on the exterior side of the roof – cracked, missing or torn shingles, shingles that no longer have surface granules or are buckling, cracked or missing clay or cement tiles, cracks and holes in metal roofs are all issues that need to be remedied before winter comes; – Problems that can affect sensitive roof parts – the roof valleys, the flashing stripes around your roof openings and the roof vents are roof components that are sensitive to harsh weather. Check these components for clogs, cracks, improper adhesion or any other signs of damage and fix whatever you find to ensure the proper functioning of your roof throughout the winter; – Problems that can affect the components that are adjacent to your roof – the gutters and the downspouts also work hard during winter, so they need to be in good shape. Check for any clogs, cracks, rust and sagging, perform a thorough cleaning of the pipes and remedy the other issues, too.