Roof Inspection

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If you're a property owner who remembers the snow and ice from last year, you are probably thinking about how you can protect your roof this year. Roof damage is a nightmare for any homeowner, and all the weight of winter snow, ice and thawed snow can cause serious issues. Roof Inspection Before the winter settles upon you, the roof should be checked for deterioration and damage. Small damage like cracked shingles or damaged flashing can turn into major roof emergencies during a long winter. Along with inspecting the exterior of the roof, check the attic for leaks and cracks too. A wet spot in the attic means there's damage. Clear the Gutters A clogged gutter can cause serious damage to the roofline due to ice dams. An ice dam is when the snow starts to melt on the roof due to inadequate insulation in the attic of a home. The roof becomes heated yet the air outside isn't warm enough for melting. The water flows towards the gutters where it refreezes. With a clogged gutter, that water can't flow away from the home, and it freezes on the roofline.…show more content…
They cause all kinds of problems to the structure of the roof since ice dams are heavier than snow. Along with insulating the attic, you can turn down the heat in the upper reaches of the home. Make sure that the exhaust and vent pipes have adequate sealants, so that warm air doesn't escape and melt the snow on the roof.…show more content…
If the tree is incredibly close to the home, the entire tree or any brittle, diseased branches can break and smash into the roof. To avoid this happening during a harsh winter storm, you should trim any trees that are close to the home. If a tree looks as if it's dead, remove it from the yard before winter to avoid it falling on the
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