Can You Get Roof Repairs Done in the Winter?

The best time of year to repair your roof or add a new roof is in the late summer or fall—particularly asphalt shingles so that the sun’s heat can seal the shingles in place. 

However, the most intense season for your roof is winter, and you could need repairs. Your roof rarely chooses the best time to spring a leak.

What’s more, under that snow could be a sheet of ice that will shift when the sun warms it during the day. As it moves, it could push up under those asphalt shingles, metal flashing, roofing tar, or caulk and cause a leak.

Although many roofing contractors will try to put off repairs during particularly frigid weather, primarily because your roof could be covered with ice and snow, but professional roofers know better than to delay repairs longer than necessary.

Any boss would want to protect their workers from working on a roof in adverse weather, but it is necessary to preserve the protections your roof provides your home. Melting snow and ice leaking down into your attic will cause more damage to support beams and insulation. 

Plus, mold and mildew will start to grow, which could affect your family’s respiratory health.

Winterizing Your Roof

If you didn’t get it done in autumn, which is the optimum time to get your roof winterized, you could call the professionals at Roof-to-Deck. Even though it’s already frigid in Minnesota, we will come out, do a roof inspection and take care of any leaks, broken shingles, punctures, or other items that could cause a leak.  

Preventive Maintenance

Likewise, just because you had a roof inspection in the fall, you still must check on it periodically and perform regular snow and ice removal to prevent severe damage.  

If any of those branches hang down onto the roof, you should get those pruned back away from your roof and gutters.      

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Can You Get Roof Repairs Done in the Winter?

Preparing Your Roof for Winter

Leaves are falling, and temperatures are dropping, and soon autumn will give way to winter. Homeowners know that preparing their homes for winter, we forget the roofs too often. Here are some tips to prepare your roof for winter that will save you headaches for the rest of the year.

Clean the Gutters

Gutters get clogged with leaves and other debris throughout the year and may become unsecured from your home. Make sure your gutters, downspouts, and drains are free of debris and are flowing freely.

Check the Seals

If you have any exterior features on your roof, such as chimneys, plumbing vents, or antennas, it is a good idea to check the sealant around these for any cracks. Time will wear down the sealant, giving water an easy path into your home.

Examine Shingles

Be on the lookout for missing or damaged shingles, especially after severe weather. Missing shingles can cause damage to the roof structure and lead to leaks.

Look at the Framework

It is a good idea to have an expert examine your roofline for any signs of sagging before winter snows come. The weight of heavy snowfall can damage your roof if there are any trouble spots in your framework.

Don’t Forget the Attic

Problems are often discovered in the attic first.  If there is uneven or inadequate insulation, the heat in your home could quickly escape, causing high electric bills. Not only does this cause low efficiency, but the heat could become trapped under loose shingles, causing ice to form under them. This building ice could spell disaster for your roof.

It is best to have your roof inspected before temperatures drop and snow begins to pile up. Roof-to-Deck Restoration can thoroughly inspect your roof and find problems before they cause damage. Contact us today to get a quote.

Preparing Your Roof for Winter
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