Are you feeling a bit concerned about the shape of your roof? If your roof is in need of repair, withstanding the cold temperatures and moisture that winter brings with it will certainly be quite difficult. In fact, you will be setting yourself up for experiencing a significant amount of trouble during the winter if your roof is in need of repair. Therefore, it is a good idea to keep your eyes open for these signs that your needs fixing before winter. Heavy winter snows can wreak havoc on an already weakened roof.
Leaks in the Attic
A leaky attic is one sure sign that your roof is in need of repair. It is important to note that it can sometimes be difficult to spot leaks in the attic, so you should check your attic on more than one occasion in order to make certain you didn’t miss something. Also, it is a good idea to check your attic after a good rain or even during a strong downpour. This way, you will be more likely to spot the leaks and trace them back to the source of the problem.
Wet Spots In the Roof
After you experience a downpour, you should also look in the area just beneath your roof and look for signs of wetness, mold or rot. It is important to note, however, that the wet spots you find might not be directly under the shingle where the leak is occurring. Therefore, you might need to trace the water back in order to find the source of the leak.
Seepage Around the Chimney
If you have a chimney, you should also check this area for potential problems. If you discover water is seeping or draining from this area, it is a sign of a leak that needs to be repaired. The longer you wait to have chimney area problems repaired, the more damage-ridden it will become. Water damage can quickly spread and become a costly endeavor.
Shingles in Disrepair
Before any bad weather occurs, you should check your rooftop for shingles that are torn, cracked, or just plain missing. Pay particular attention to corners and other angled sections. If you are uncomfortable or inexperienced with getting on top of the roof or if you are simply not sure what you are looking for, it is recommended you hire a professional company, like M&M Construction Specialist, to do the job.