Protect Your Roof from Winter Elements

 Winter is the hardest time of year on the exterior of our home. The part of the home that takes the brunt of the weather is our roof. So what can we do to protect our roofs and recognize that damage is occurring? Well, Valley Roofing Is here to help you protect and save your roofing with some tips on what to look out for.

 Ice and snow can put a huge amount of stress on your roof! So it’s important to make sure that you take that stress off by removing snow and ice. Many people don’t realize that they need to remove the ice and snow from their roofs promptly before it causes damage to the roof. Thousand of dollars worth of damage could be done to a home if proper preventive roof care is not taken.

 One way that you can prevent damage from happening is to hire someone with experience. A roof is no place for someone who doesn’t have the proper training. It is even more dangerous if it is very slippery from ice and snow! Hiring a local reputable roofing professional is the best way to go when it comes to scraping ice and snow off your roof.

 Another good reason to hire a professional is because they will not cause damage to your roof while getting the ice and snow off of it. If you hire an amateur to do so or try to do it yourself you may cause more damage than good! This is not something that you want to happen. It would defeat the good intention. 

Hiring a professional is also a good choice because they can recognize damage easily. They will be able to recognize, diagnose, and repair or prevent more damage from occurring. Preventing more damage from happening is always the number one goal. 

 During snow-free times is a good time to have your roof serviced, repaired, and replaced. So if you have an inkling that your roof needs some help then try to take care of it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, many times we don’t know there is any kind of issue until the weather turns bad. Having your roof checked annually will prevent big problems from happening.

 What to Look For

Most of us aren’t roofing professionals and we will have trouble recognizing what is a roofing issue. This is why we, Valley Roofing, are here to tell you what to look out for.

 Cracked interior walls are something that people don’t often recognize as a roofing issue. However, cracked walls can be an indication of a roofing issue. Other things that are unassuming issues include creaking in the home, and doors that won’t close properly or are jammed.

Some more obvious indications are things such as drooping ceilings, water leaking through the ceiling, and the home having a sagging ridgeline. These are all telltale signs that you are having a major issue! 

If you are having any roofing concerns please give us a call at Valley Roofing!