Although we are in the middle of the summer, it’s important to think long term; plan the maintenance and the preparation of your roof for the winter. This cold season brings its share of difficult climatic conditions, which can be very damaging for your roof: bursts of frigid wind, heavy snowfall, ice formation near the gutters, hail and freezing rain, etc.
The best time to do small maintenance or inspection of your roof is as soon as spring arrives. The return of beautiful weather will allow you to safely inspect your roof. Take the time to check the following before you start repairing your roof:
• The seals on your roof (around the chimney and shingles, etc.)
• The level of degradation of your shingles (their color as well as the appearance of their granules)
• Missing shingles in some places
• The overall look of your gutters (if they are broken or loose for example)
• The durability of your soffits (if broken, cracked or missing)
A roof that is in good condition allows you to maintain a high level of comfort and safety in your home, as well as protecting you against a variety of subsequent problems, water infiltration, proliferation of fungi, molds, high humidity level, cold air breezes, damaged insulation, presence of vermin or insects in the attic, etc. Frequent maintenance and inspection allow you to keep up to date on the health of your roof and prevent the appearance of these problems.
Over the years, preventative maintenance programs allow you to consider other more economical and environmentally friendly approaches, instead of replacing your entire roof at the first sign of deterioration. On the ecological side, this contributes to the reduction of waste and economically to a reduction on some of your bills; heating bills, electricity bills, as well as roof repair bills.
However, if you are afraid of heights or fear for your safety, don’t hesitate to contact a certified roofing company such as Toiture D&C. We will visit you at your house to analyze your roof as well as offering you the best solutions in terms of maintenance and roof repair.