Winter can be harsh on your roof, siding, and other parts of your home’s exterior. Delaying repairs would only make the problem worse so you shouldn’t wait until spring to address roofing problems.
Here are common types of roofing issues you should look out for and address before the season ends.
The flatter your roof is, the more likely it is to hold water. Pools of water can freeze when days are warm enough to melt snow and nights and cold enough to create ice. Over time, the ice can accumulate and form ice dams. Water stuck behind these ice formations can damage the flashing around the fixtures in your roof. The added weight of ice and snow can harm your gutters, roofing shingles, and fascia.
Harsh winds can cause damage to your roof and siding. If shingles already have exposed edges, the wind can cause them to lift, curl, or get torn off from the roof. Water can penetrate under damaged shingles and then freeze. Freeze-thaw cycles can cause further damage to the affected shingles and the surface underneath them. Get in touch with your roofer if you believe that your roof has been damaged by wind.
Attic Condensation Issues
Your attic ceiling is likely experiencing excessive condensation if you have snow or ice dam buildup on your roof. Moisture buildup can lead to wood rot and mold growth. This problem can be fixed with proper ventilation. Leaks in the attic insulation must be sealed, especially on the floor where moist air from downstairs can enter. Faulty appliances, plumbing, and dehumidifier can also contribute to moisture buildup.
For reliable roofing and siding services, turn to Krech Exteriors. We also install energy-efficient windows from some of the leading manufacturers in the industry. Call us at (651) 688-6368 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Minneapolis.