Hello, and welcome back to our blog! As fall slowly transforms into winter, we here at Superior Touch Roofing & Contracting Inc. are gearing up to help Queens residents make sure that their roofs are ready to handle the snow and ice that is inevitably about to fall from the sky. As roofing repair and installation specialists, we have made it our mission to help people with their roofing needs and, in today’s post, we are going to go over some of the things you need to be on the lookout for when trying to determine whether or not you need to have your roof tended to before winter hits. Keep reading below to learn more.
Don’t Ignore Your Roof This Winter
Although it might be easy to forget about your roof until something goes wrong, it’s in your best interest to make sure that you take the necessary steps to protect this important part of your home. Your roof is the first line of defense against moisture seeping into your home and, as temperatures drop, the condition of your roof can have a major effect on how well your home retains heat. Below, we’ve listed a few things you need to look at to make sure that your roof is ready to go.
Check Your Flashings
One of the first things you need to determine is whether or not the flashings of your roof are in good shape. The flashing is one of the most important parts of your roof and helps to connect, cover, and protect the small openings between your roof and chimney. If the flashing becomes compromised, it can create an access point for water to get into the baseboards of your roof, greatly increasing the chances that water damage can occur from a buildup of snow and/or ice.
Identify Faulty Shingles
Like the flashing of your roof, the shingles must be in good shape in order to make sure that no moisture makes its way to the structural foundation of your roof. If you notice that any of your shingles are curled, loose, or missing altogether, you should get in touch with us as soon as possible. While it might seem like a few faulty shingles are not that big of a deal, trust us, this small inconvenience can lead to much larger issues.
Inspect Your Gutters
While gutters are not technically a part of your roof, they can have a major impact on how well water is diverted away from your home. During the winter months, snowmelt can quickly clog up your home’s gutters, creating ice dams that must be cleared as soon as possible. If your gutters are not cleared, snow and ice can sit on your roof for a longer period of time, greatly increasing the chances that your shingles or flashings will become damaged.
If you’re worried that your roof is not doing so hot, please contact us today at Superior Touch Roofing & Contracting Inc. We have been serving Queens residents for years and we have the knowledge, tools, and experience needed to make sure that your roof will serve you well all winter long.