Why You Should Have Your Roof Inspected Before Winter

Winter is by far the harshest season for your home’s exterior, bringing with it heavy snow, brutal winds, and damaging ice. The exterior of your building has a tough job to do, standing up against the harsh elements year and year. Your roof, in particular, is on the front lines of the seasonal assault. While roofs are made to last and withstand harsh weather conditions, over time, they slowly begin to degrade and will eventually need either repairs or a full replacement. The more proactive you are in keeping your roof in good condition, the more you will extend its lifespan.

Today we’ll discuss the reasons why fall is the perfect time to have your roof inspected by a professional like North Shore Roofing. It’s always best to have any roofing issues identified and fixed by a professional before the weather gets too cold, due to numerous factors.

Prevent Small Problems from Getting Big

As with most home maintenance concerns, issues with your roof are best treated early on, as soon as a problem is suspected or identified. By tackling the problem head on as soon as it’s found, you’ll minimize the cost of repairs. Roofing professionals are trained to spot early signs of trouble and know the proper most cost-effective treatment to solve said problems.

Repairs Are Difficult in Cold Weather

The properties of nature’s freezing and thawing cycle and the hazards of icy surfaces are just two of the factors that make repair weather difficult in cold weather. Usually, needed repairs will have to wait until spring rolls back around for best results. Otherwise, you can face issues when the time comes for everything to thaw.

Potentially Lower Your Heating Bills

A leaky roof can allow a great deal of heat to escape from the top of your home, leading to higher heating costs to make up for the deficit. These charges can add up significantly over time if the source is not identified and treated. The cost of roof repairs may very well be offset by the improved costs of your heating bills after the repairs are completed. You may realize you underestimated how much heat was escaping your roof.

Keep Unwanted Intruders Out

When temperatures plummet, animals seek shelter anywhere that’s warm. If your roof has missing shingles or other vulnerabilities, pests may use these access points to make themselves at home in your roof space. To prevent this from occurring, any missing or broken shingles or similar damage should be patched and replaced before the first snowfall hits.

When the time comes for your roof to be inspected, turn to the professionals at North Shore Roofing. With over 25 years of professional roofing experience for customers in the Boston area, we can quickly identify any issues your roof might be facing and recommend the best, most cost-effective solutions. You won’t find a more dedicated roofing company than North Shore Roofing. For a consultation or to schedule an appointment, reach out to us today at 978-977-3816.