Cold winter weather can have a negative impact on your roofing system. We recommend scheduling a professional roof inspection and maintenance before the weather becomes too cold. In today’s article, ARCH Exteriors, LLC, the top roofer in our local area, discusses the ways winter can affect your asphalt shingle roof.
Temperature fluctuations can be pronounced in winter. This can cause roofing shingles to expand and contract. This creates stress on the roofing materials, which will eventually lead to cracks and holes. Cracked and damaged asphalt shingles expose your roof’s underlayment and decking to water damage. If left unattended, this can cause water damage to the rest of your home.
Freezing rain can cause a lot of damage to your roof, especially if you have clogged gutters. Even just a few inches of water can cause extensive damage to your home if your gutters prevent water from draining properly from your roof. As an experienced roof replacement company, we strongly recommend cleaning your gutters regularly and scheduling professional roof maintenance during fall.
Snow damage can be a big problem if your roof is not properly designed to shed snow. Snow can melt quickly on your roof, thanks to the heat from inside your home rising through the attic. This melted snow can then enter through cracks in your roof and cause damage. To prevent this, a roofing contractor will need to inspect your roof and provide recommendations on how to improve your roof’s ventilation and insulation.
Regular preventive maintenance from a professional roofing contractor can prevent roofing issues and make sure that your roof can protect your home all year round. ARCH Exteriors, LLC has many years of experience and is a HAAG certified inspector for residential roofing. This designation is only given to experts because of its very strict requirements. Call us at (877) 214-2831 to learn more about our services and products or to ask for a free home estimate. You can also contact us here.