No roofer is going to laugh at a Clinton Township, MI homeowner who believes their home requires an in-depth inspection before the snow hits the area. Clinton Township, MI, is well-known for the most brutal winters that can gravely affect unprepared homes. In the last few years, the district has faced an enormous inch of snow in the entire country.
Snow can cause huge problems for all roofing materials. For example, asphalt shingle roofs can deteriorate because snow can melt and liquefy on them. These create pooling water that can weaken the material's foundation.
Metal roofing is a strong roofing material. However, once moisture penetrates its surface, it can quickly corrode. Thus, roofing maintenance allows Clinton Township, MI roofers to perform minor repairs and prepare them against rust and corrosion. On the other hand, leaving them unattended can cause massive corrosion that can accelerate roofing material rusting.
Greenawalt Roofing has an excellent post that talks about the dangers winter impose on roofs. Learn more about it here.
HERE ARE SIX COMMON PROBLEMS YOUR ROOF MAY FACE OVER THE WINTER SEASON.
PROBLEM #1 – CONDENSATION
When warm air meets a cold surface, condensation will occur. Unfortunately, an improperly insulated attic is a prime candidate for the formation of condensation, which can lead to mold and mildew, damaging the interior structure of your home. To prevent condensation, ensure your attic is properly ventilated. Inadequate ventilation can damage your roof, the decking, and encourage ice dams and shorten your roofs overall lifespan by half.
PROBLEM #2 – FLASHING LEAKS
If you have a sloped roof like most of us do, you may be no stranger to leaky flashing. Flashing are the strips of metal that are placed along the front edge, corners and ridges of your roof and around your chimney and skylights. If not installed properly, or during a violent storm, they can start to pull away from your roofing material and lead to water leaks. Inspect your flashing about every six months to help prevent this from becoming a problem.
PROBLEM #3 – STRONG WINDS
When wind speeds pick up enough they can start to loosen up shake and asphalt shingles. If you notice shingles or other parts of your roof on the ground, contact us as soon as possible to schedule a free inspection and full roof replacement estimate.
PROBLEM #4 – TREE LIMBS
If you have lots of trees in your yard you’ve been blessed with beautiful, year-round scenery. But, this means you’re also privy to some of the dangers large trees can impose. Sometimes overhanging tree limbs can scrape the surface of your roof and damage its protective top layer. And, if branches end up falling into your roof that can cause problems too. So, to protect your home and family, make sure to trim any branches that come within six feet of your roof. It will also keep the critters from crossing the roof and trying to enter the roof for Spring nesting. (Continued)
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