Bracing For Winter Storms: Signs Your Roof Needs Repair

A roofer replacing the tiles on a house roof.

Winter is Here

Now that winter is here, we need to talk about your roof. With the cooler temperatures come winter storms and snow. This time of year is when your roof can take a major beating. Whether it’s your home or a commercial business, it’s important to do a thorough inspection to avoid further damage and an emergency roof repair further down the road. Here is a list of helpful tips to spot damage before it progresses and partner with an expert to fix it.

Battling Moisture

We see many different types of damage during commercial roof repair. But one of the most common types is water damage. With all the moisture from snow systems moving into the Midwest, you might find that your roof has parts that are sagging or drooping. This is caused by moisture seeping into the roof’s support structure and degrading it. In this case, the whole roof will need to be replaced to avoid an emergency roof repair.

Damaged Shingles

One of the easier problems to spot is damaged shingles. When the sun hits your roof all day long, you can find that some of the shingles begin to warp and crack. This happens especially in the valleys of your roof where water runs into the gutters. The good news is that most commercial roof repairs only need a few shingles to be replaced at a time. But if you find that most of your shingles are warped, cracked, or even missing then you’ll need a full replacement.

Addressing Age

Lastly, you should consider the age of your roof. Most roofs can last up to 20 years, depending on things like weather, installation, and materials. With that said, think about how old your roof is. If it’s nearing the end of its life, you might consider replacing it after the winter damage has passed, or before winter sets in to avoid emergency roof repair.

It can be difficult to know when to replace your roof. But with winter approaching, it’s important to get a handle on it now before it can become a problem for your home or business. If you don’t know when you should replace your roof, or need someone with the know-how to do the replacing, reach out to Royal Renovations and get the help you need.

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