After reading the title of this blog post you are likely thinking to yourself, “It’s August, why would I already need to be thinking about winter?”, and as a residential roofing company, we understand why you’d feel that way. Yes, it could be four months before our first snowfall, but it could also come as early as two months from now — you just never know, especially with the horrendous winter storms that the northeastern United States have been seeing the last couple of winters.
If your roof is damaged or in need of repair going into winter, you could be looking at extensive damages that far outweigh the costs of fixing it now. If you are unsure of the signs that your roof is in need of repair or replacement, continue reading or contact us at Nice Shingles Roofing & Exteriors to ask for a roof inspection and free quote.
Why Should You Have Your Roof Looked At Before Winter Begins?
Like we said earlier, it might seem odd to get your roof fixed before the most damaging months of the year, but if you ignore issues with your roof going into winter, you might be facing damages that far outweigh the current. Below, we have listed three reasons why it is important to have your roof repaired or replaced before winter begins.
Avoiding Unwanted Guests
The winter months in the Poconos and Stroudsburg areas can be rather chilly, driving you inside to seek warmth — and you’re not the only one. Much like you and your family, animals seek warmth too, and if there is a defect in your roof that allows them to enter, they will. Roof ventilation areas are the most common entry points for pests, but other roof damages can also potentially grant their entry.
Improving The Efficiency Of Your Roof
What is a roof meant to do? Well, to put it simply, it is meant to keep the elements off, and from entering, your home. Snow, water, hail, and sleet will batter against your roof all winter, and if there are damages to your roof, it can inhibit your roofs ability to… well — do its job.
Preventing Further Damages
Your roof is meant to keep the elements off of the rest of your house, right? Well if there is a damage to the roof like a leak, your house might become damages as a result. Leaks and improper attic ventilation can lead to damages ranging from mold to structural support damages, making it crucial that all leaks are repaired before the first snow of the year. Additional, ice dams and other forms of ice buildup can potentially exploit a leak, making it larger, and worse.
If you are serious about keeping pests out, increasing the efficiency of your roofing system, and preventing your home from more serious damages, we strongly suggest that you contact us at Nice Shingles Roofing & Exteriors today to ask about our roof inspections and free damages quotes.
Contact Nice Shingles Roofing & Exteriors Today!
Do you live in Pocono, Stroudsburg, or any of the surrounding areas? If so, you likely know how variable and intense our winters can be. Because of this, it is important to make sure your roof is prepped and ready for winter. We aren’t saying that you will need roof repair or even a total roof replacement, we are simply saying that it doesn’t hurt to have professional roof inspections performed so that you can rest easy knowing that your home is safe going into winter.
Nice Shingles Roofing & Exteriors is your premier residential roofing company in the Pocono and Stroudsburg areas and we would be more than happy to help you get your roof ready for winter. Simply give us a call or fill out our online form for a free quote today.