As the winter months come to a close, everyone finds relief in knowing that warmer months will be here. Spring is just around the corner and you are already planning how to clean your home. While your home interior needs cleaning, the exterior will require inspection and repair after the treatment it has received throughout the fall and winter months. The roof is one of the most important and largest parts of your home and requires special attention.
There are many potential issues that you should keep in mind when checking your roof. Leaves and debris buildup during the fall and heavy snow in the winter can create adverse conditions for your roof. At A Roof 4 You, we are a trusted roofing installation and repairs company in San Antonio, TX. We recommend you to check your roof every New Year for the following 5 common issues.
As the temperatures start climbing, all the ice and snow will begin to melt. This can cause leaks in your roof. If you notice stains on your ceilings or walls, it is a sign that there is some sort of leaking. Excess moisture can increase the risk of water damage to your home. If there is some form of leakage, you should call in professional help for inspection.
2. Damaged or Loose Eaves
Leaves, twigs, and other debris from the fall can build up on the eaves. The slow degradation of this material can cause clogging and overflow. You should clear the eaves of all the debris that you may find there. Also check the brackets and screws and ensure they are fastened well.
If there has been heavy snow, you should look for any signs of sagging in the roof. Heavy snow has the potential to impact the structural integrity of a roof. Once the snow and ice begin to melt, the water will soak into the roof. This can create excess moisture and condensation-based problems in the attic.
4. Clogged or Damaged Gutters
You should essentially check the gutters and downspouts for any buildup of debris. Effective drainage is important for preventing water pooling on the roof. Make sure to clean the gutters regularly to prevent drainage problems. Gutters are affected by not just debris, but also temperatures changes and wind. Issues can cause water damage due to the foundation and siding getting exposed.
5. Animal Lodging
As the weather begins to warm up, the elements contribute to the creation of many safe havens in the roof that can provide shelter to critters. Examples can include:
- Corroded facia boards
- Loose siding or flashings
- Dormant chimneys
If you find excess wildlife around your home or odd noises, it can be a sign of a nesting problem.
At A Roof 4 You, we can conduct a thorough inspection of your roof to ensure it is in good condition. We provide new roof installation, replacement, and repair services throughout the Greater San Antonio metropolitan area. We work with all types of residential and commercial roofs including Asphalt Shingles, Clay Tiles, Slate Tiles, Metal Roofs, TPO Roofs, and Rolled Roofs.
If you need more information about the roofing problems you may face when the seasons change, give us a call at (210) 643-6507. You may also visit our Contact Us page to write to us.