Inspecting Your Roof After A Winter Storm

Winter weather, especially in Massachusetts, can be extremely damaging to your roof. What might start as a small problem or leak caused by a storm could end up becoming a very costly and extensive fix if it’s not addressed in a timely manner. Throughout this winter season, make sure to keep an eye out for both interior and exterior signs of roof damage.

 

Indoor Roof Inspection

 

There are a few ways to check on your roof without ever having to leave the comfort of your home. Simply check for any leaks around your house as well as any discolored spots on the ceilings. Typically, stains can be covered by paint if there is no liquid leaking through the ceiling. Another place for inspection that you should check is in your attic. Check the underside of your roof in your attic for any signs of damage, and be sure to check for wet spots on the floor of the attic as well.

If your roof is leaking, contact a professional for repair sooner rather than later so to lengthen the life of your roof and prevent mold growth and other costly problems. You should be performing visual inspections of your roof every month and additionally after each winter storm.

 

Outdoor Roof Inspection

 

Leave it up to the experts to do the outdoor inspection of your roof. They are trained to work on your roof, even in the tough winter conditions. They will check for loose, cracked or missing shingles and should be able to repair them right away. While they’re up there, the professionals will also check the eaves and gutters to make sure everything is looking as it should.

A helpful tip is to have photos of your roof in its normal state. Then, after a storm, if you are able to take more photos of your roof, it will be clear whether some sort of damage occurred as a result of the storm. This information can be useful for the professional when it comes time for them to repair the damage.

 

Roof Inspection & Replacement in Uxbridge, Worcester & Framingham, MA

 

Make sure to inspect your roof this winter for signs of weather damage! Catching a small problem early will save you time and money down the road. For professional inspections and repair in Massachusetts, contact Nor’easter Roofing by calling 508-667-3278 or by filling out our online contact form.

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