The recent cold snap in Denham Springs, Louisiana, has served as a wake-up call for many homeowners. Now is the time to ensure your roof is in top condition, and Better Built Contractors can help. During the winter, it’s important to be aware of the potential for water damage, wind damage, and hail or sleet damage.
This short blog post will discuss why winter is the perfect time to get your roof inspected and repaired, if necessary.
Unchecked, freezing rain can damage your roofing system by allowing ice to build up in gutters and block proper drainage. Even worse, heavy rain showers can cause extensive water infiltration under your shingles and right into your home.
Not only that but snow and ice can add extra weight to your roof, making it more susceptible to sagging. Granted, we don’t get much snow here in South Louisiana and have yet to get any this year so far, but it’s still important to be prepared for the possibility.
How to Avoid Water Damage
The best way to avoid water damage is to have your roof inspected by a professional before winter sets in. But since we’re writing this post on December 24th, it may be too late for that.
In that case, you should still look for any signs of water damage, such as discoloration, sagging or bulging roof decking and rafters, dripping from the ceiling, or even strange smells coming from your attic or crawlspace.
High winds can cause shingles to become loose and even tear off entirely, leaving your roof open to further damage from rain or debris. If a large enough gust of wind hits your home while you have missing shingles, you may also find yourself dealing with water damage inside your walls.
How to Avoid Wind Damage
To prevent this from happening, you should check your roof regularly for loose shingles and replace them as soon as possible. Contact a qualified roofer like Better Built Contractors to help if you feel uncomfortable doing this yourself.
The most common cause of roof damage in the winter is hail. Even small amounts of hail can cause dents to form on your shingles or shake roofs, leaving them more vulnerable to leaks and further damage.
While we’ve been fortunate so far this winter, hail storms can still happen. To prepare for an unexpected storm, you should inspect your roof for any dents or damage and have them repaired before they create more significant issues.
Winter can cause many problems for your roof, from water damage to hail damage. To avoid any unnecessary repairs in the future, it’s important to get your roof inspected and repaired if needed before winter sets in.
Luckily, Better Built Contractors is here to help you with all your residential roofing needs. We offer quick and reliable service, so don’t hesitate to call us if you’re in Denham Springs or the surrounding areas.
We wish everyone safe and happy holidays! Be sure to check your roofs before spring arrives!
Get Your Free Roof Inspection Today!
While we’re closed spending time with our families for the holidays, Better Built Contractors is still available to help you with your roof inspection and repair needs. Call us today or book an appointment online and get your roof inspected for free!
We look forward to hearing from you soon!