Did Your Roof Survive The Brutal GTA Winter in 2019? Here’s 5 Tips On What You can Do to Check

2022-12-05 10:33

We all know how harsh winter can be. Are you glad it’s finally over? Even though winter may be in the past, the damage it left could still be affecting your home today. Did your roof survive this winter untouched? The only way to know for sure is to take a look for the common signs of roofing damage.

Here are 5 excellent tips for checking your roof this spring:

1) Check Your Ceilings for Water Leaks

Water is the enemy. If you see water, there is undoubtedly a leak somewhere in your home. Always check your ceilings for a water leak. Make sure you check your ceilings on all levels of your home. In most cases, if there is a roof leak, you see water spots and moisture build up on the ceiling of your upper level. This is a sure-fire sign you have some roofing issues happening. It could be damaged shingles or flashing, or many other cases.

2) Inspect Your Attic for Wet Spots

If you don’t notice any signs of water leaks on your ceiling, it doesn’t mean they don’t exist. They may have just not made it down to your ceiling yet. Inspecting your roof from the inside through your attic will tell you a lot about the health of your roof. Check your roof on a sunny day. This way if there are holes, you’ll see the sun shine through. It’s also important to look for wet spots and signs of moisture.

3) Check All Sides of Your Home from Outside for Shingle Damage

Missing and damaged shingles are one of the most common roofing issues homeowners face in the spring. Ice, snow, water, and high winds can also compromise shingles. If shingles are damaged or missing, it creates a place for water to get into your roof and do damage to your home. Check your roof from all sides to ensure you are not missing any shingles.

4) Make Sure Your Gutters & Downspouts Are Working

Gutters and downspouts help move water off your roof and away from your home, that is if they are not obstructed. Check to make sure your gutters are free of debris and are properly moving water off the roof.

5) Get A Professional Roof Inspection

The best course of action is to get a professional roof inspection. Doing a self-check is a good starting point, but professionals have the right diagnostic tools, knowledge, and know what to look for. They know where common roof vulnerabilities are and how to identify the signs of roof issues. Getting a professional inspection will give you peace of mind in knowing for sure if you have a roof leak.

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Do you suspect your roof has some underlying issues? Has it been a few years since you’ve had your roof inspected by a professional? Now is always the best time to have your roof inspected. Our professional roofers will take an extensive look at your roof to ensure it’s in top condition. If it’s not, we can help you with all your repair and replacement needs.

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