Fall & Winter Roof Issues

Published: October 26th, 2018 | Category: Roofing
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All summer long you likely saw roofing teams all over the area performing roofing repair and replacement. But what happens when you experience roofing issues in the fall and winter? Is roof repair impossible during the colder months? Not exactly. We understand that roofing problems and even roofing emergencies can arise during the winter. After all, all of the snow and ice that comes with it can wreak havoc on a roof. That’s where we come in. At JTR Roofing we specialize in roof repair for Woodbury and the surrounding areas and are here to tell you more about reasons for roof repair and how we can help to get your roof back in working order.

As the seasons change, temperature, moisture, ice and snow can all affect your roof in different ways. Here are some common winter roof problems you could face this winter:

  • Condensation. If left unchecked condensation can really destroy a roof. When warm air meets a cold surface, condensation will occur. Unfortunately, an improperly insulated attic is a prime candidate for the formation of condensation, which can lead to mold and mildew, damaging the interior structure of your home.
  • Flashing leaks. If you have a sloped roof, leaky flashings can occur. If not installed properly, or during a violent storm, they can start to pull away from your roofing material and lead to water leaks.
  • Ice dams. These occur the upper areas of an icy roof begin to thaw, and the lower perimeter areas are still frozen. Melting ice and snow from the warmer sections of the roof flows down and re-freezes on the lower sections and gutters.
  • Tree limbs. After a snow or ice storm, tree branches become very heavy and can break, landing on your roof and causing huge damages.

Cold temperatures and bad weather can also affect roofing materials and the ability to perform roof repair properly. So, when you require roof repair, your roofing company will need to assess the weather first to ensure it will not affect the quality of your roof repair.

Many roof problems should be addressed as soon as possible in order to prevent the damage from getting worse. Roof leaks, damaged underlayment and missing shingles are all examples of issues that should be taken care of as soon as possible. Shingle blistering or granule loss are both examples of roof repairs that might be able to wait until the spring.

Do you need roof repair for your Woodbury home? Contact the professionals in roof repair today! For more information on roof repair in Woodbury, call JTR Roofing, roofing contractor, at 651-777-7394 or Contact Us.