Preparing your roof for winter.
Check Your Roofline
Check your roof line for sagging. Your roofline should be straight, so any signs of drooping or curving may mean you need to investigate. A saggy roof can cause frame issues, so catching it early is key.
Check Chimney Flashing For Leaks
Chimney flashing is the strip of metal that seals the chimney and your roof and is one of the most common spots for a roof leak. A Leak in the flashing can be mistaken for a leaky roof.
Check to ensure your flashing doesn’t appear damaged or loose and that the caulk hasn’t cracked or deteriorated. Also, look for any signs of water intrusion near the chimney.
Check The Attic For Signs Of Water Damage
In many cases, the first sign of a leaky roof will be seen in the attic. Symptoms of a leak include water spots on the walls and/or puddles of water on the attic floor. If you see any signs of water damage in your roofing system, you can schedule an appointment to have your roof inspected before winter hits.
Remove debris and clean out your gutters
Remove leaves, twigs, and other debris accumulated on your roof and in your gutters. In the winter, leaves, especially in your gutters, become waterlogged and can cause a block leading to water build-up. Water build-up can cause pooling and a leak over time.
If you are more comfortable letting the pros handle a roof inspection give us a call. (602) 743-3175