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What You Should Do This Fall To Prepare Your Roof For Winter

Your roof is a very important part of your home’s structure. However, your roofing system won’t last as long as it could without proper maintenance. Certain weather conditions can really have an impact on your roof’s lifespan. Fall and winter months can be especially hard on your roof, so here are a few tips to keep your roofing system in good shape and prevent costly structural issues in the future.

Roof Inspections: Why They're Important

Some people prefer to have their roofing task done by themselves, without the help of an expert. In other words, why would you bother hiring a roofer to inspect your roof?

Firstly, it will save you time. Our team can work hard while you relax and spend time with your loved ones. The expert roof inspection also uses specialized equipment to detect issues that cannot be seen with the naked eye and could lead to severe damage if left unaddressed.

Your safety is another reason to opt for a professional roof inspection. Is your equipment adequate to protect you? Roof falls are no laughing matter, and they certainly aren't worth the risk.

Don’t Let Minor Leaks Become a Major Concern

Over time, roof repairs often get worse. Any crack or hole in your roof can let water in, causing water damage that can result in health and safety concerns. A build-up of mold can have a significant impact on your health and eliminating the source of the moisture is typically the only way to manage a mold problem. Additionally, cracks and holes in your roof increase the risk of pests getting into your home.

Signs That Your Roof Needs Repair

Water stains on your ceiling are usually a sign that your roof is leaking-but there are other warning signs to watch out for as well. An annual roof inspection from a licensed contractor like Braswell Construction Group can identify potential problems, such as:

  • Shingles that are curled, cracked, or buckled

  • A sagging roof

  • Damaged or cracked tiles

  • Roofing boards with gaps

Are you concerned about roofing expenses? At Braswell Construction Group, we can work with you to help you find the right repair solution that meets your budget.

Roof Maintenance Tips for Fall

Cleaning gutters is an essential part of regular roof maintenance to prevent clogs that can have damaging effects on the structure. During the winter months, these clogs are particularly bad for your roofing system because they can lead to the formation of ice dams during cold snaps.

Ice dams form when water and moisture in your gutters freeze. As a result, the water doesn't drain off the roof, which can lead to leaks and structural damage over time. Snow also adds more weight and volume to your gutters, increasing the risk of damage. While extreme cold snaps and snow are not very common in Georgia, they can happen, and it is best to prepare in the event of unexpected severe winter weather. A roofing professional can help you winterize your home and avoid costly repairs down the road.

If you have trees around your house, a snowfall, freezing rain or a strong storm system can make branches fall onto your roof, which is another reason to take preventive measures before they can happen.

At Braswell Construction Group, we have a highly trained team that strives to offer excellent customer service and outstanding products guaranteed to last. Contact us online or call us at (678) 283-2551 to book a free roof inspection today!

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