Winter conditions can be hard on your roof, especially snow and ice. Constant freeze-thaw cycles can also increase the likelihood of certain roofing issues. Make sure to address these problems immediately to delay the necessity of a roof replacement.
Here are common issues roofs face during the colder months.
Condensation occurs when warm air touches a cold surface. Your home can experience excessive condensation if you have an under-insulated attic. When not addressed, mold and mildew will eventually occur. These microorganisms are not only unsightly and producing a bad odor but they can also risk the health of your household. Further, poor ventilation can contribute to the formation of ice dams, which can reduce the life of your roof.
Flashing leaks are common on sloped roofing systems. These are strips of metal that professionals install at the front edge, corners and ridges of the roof. You can also find them around chimneys, skylights, and other penetrations. Flashings can begin to pull away from the roofing surface when installed incorrectly and it can lead to leaks. To avoid this problem, be sure to get a roof inspection at least twice a year.
A reliable contractor can help fix this issue and keep your roof in good shape. You can simply go online and search, “roofing contractor near me” to get a list of roofers in your area. Before hiring a roofer, make sure to do your research, read reviews and ask for references. Obtaining multiple quotes can also help in determining which company is the best fit for your needs.
Icicles may look safe and neat but they can put you, your family and pets in danger. The most common culprit for this problem is a clogged gutter system. To prevent icicles from forming, have your gutters cleaned and inspected regularly before winter arrives.
Whether you need a roof leak repair or a roof replacement, you can turn to Innovative Roofing & Siding, Inc. Call us at (865) 688-2888 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in and around Knoxville, TN.