Should You Replace Your Roof In The Winter
The frigid winter cold has hit hard this winter. You feel it in your joints, through your jacket, and of course, it is nipping at your nose. Of course, no one likes winter, even if they say they do. The crisp, clean air is welcome, but the countless layers of snow are detested by most people. The first thought in your mind is probably the need to change the clothes out in your dresser, make sure windows and doors are airtight, and digging out those Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, many people have prepared for winter but neglected to check their roof. They begin experiencing leaks and drips from worn areas in their roof as the ice and snow melts away during warmer days. If you are not a roofing expert, it is time to contact Eagle roofing contractors.
While replacing your roof during winter months does not seem ideal, it may be necessary. Eagle roofing does not shy away from any roofing project, even if it means a full roof replacement in the ice of winter months. They know even a small roofing problem that allows a drip can lead to a complete collapse of the roof, putting families in jeopardy.
Signs Your Roof May Need Replaced
Have you been going from one end of your roof to the other in an attempt to repair the odd, random leak? Maybe you have places on your roof that have curled up, balding tiles, or tiles that are completely missing. Did you try your best to put a temporary fix on your roof in hopes that it would last until spring, only to find out that the problem is becoming worse as it freezes and thaws?
If your roof is more than 20-years old, you may need to have it replaced to protect the integrity of your home’s structure. A roof that is more than 20-years old can also cause your home owner’s insurance to default. A roof that is at least 20 years old begins to develop problems, such as balding tiles and weather damage that can lead to serious leaks. If your home owner’s insurance will no longer cover your roof, it may not cover any damage that your roof causes to the rest of your house.
If you have any of these signs, or it is more than 20 years old, it is time to call in a professional for a thorough evaluation, even if it is in the dead of winter.
While your contractor is evaluating your roof, you can have them determine whether you need gutter repair, chimney repair, lead work, or a quick minor repair to prevent other types of damage to your property as the winter drains the life from them.
Other Things That Should Be Checked
As your roof is being evaluated, there are other things that should be checked. You should be made aware if any of the following are necessary.
- Gutter repair
- Chimney repair
- Lead work
- Whether the boards under your tiles are still in good condition
You should be provided with an onsite list of repairs that are necessary and others that are recommended. You can also find out whether a more affordable roofing option is available to you, such as felt roofs.
If you are not sure who to turn to, always choose Eagle Roofing. We have a great reputation, countless customer testimonials, and the peace of mind that your roof will be taken care of, just like we would care for our own. Just because your roof has minor problems, does not mean it needs fully replaced. Minor repairs can be handled in a short amount of time, even in the worst part of winter.
If you have a roof problem, do not wait until spring to call for a consultation. The last Christmas present you want to give your family is a living room full of snow as they open their gifts … well, unless it lands on your grumpy uncle.