Well folks, winter is here and there is no getting around the fact that for the next few months we will all have to contend with mother natures most extreme weather. Snow, wind, rain and the occasional hailstorm will frequently join forces with cold temperatures to make even the most mundane outdoor activity a bit more challenging.
Naturally, wintertime isn’t the most opportune time to think about replacing or repairing a roof, but sometimes that’s just how it works out. The good news is that most roofing companies will work year-round, so discovering the need for replacement or repair during the winter isn’t the end of the world.
Now before you run out to the garage to grab your ladder, remember that we never recommend climbing up onto the roof yourself. It my not seem all that dangerous, but walking around on a roof with even the most modest pitch can be a tricky proposition. This is where CrewPros comes in. CrewPros has a team of professional roofers standing by to give you a hand. CrewPros offers FREE roof inspections and we will provide all clients with a no-nonsense, no pressure status report on your roof. Roof repair doesn’t have to be a nightmare, and with CrewPros, it never will be.
We’ve put together a quick list of the “usual suspects” that can help you “safely” gauge the shape of your roof (from the safety of the front or back yard).
Dark, dirty or wet shingles
Of the many tasks that shingles are designed to do, holding onto water isn’t one of them. Dirty, and wet shingles can be a sign that rainwater or snow have breached the roof and has begun to damage surrounding shingles.
Curled, cracked shingles
If you start to notice cracked or curled shingles, this is a sign that they are nearing the end of their lifespan.
If you start to notice empty spaces where shingles should be, it’s time to think about replacing your roof. Empty spaces can become the start of major leaks and further damage.
Wear And Tear
Noticeable wear and tear around chimneys, vents and other objects that pass through the roof are good indications that its time to have the rood looked at. Depending on the level of damage, these areas can many times be confined areas and fix rapidly.
Stains or discoloration on the interior walls or on the ceiling can be indications that the roofs underlayment may be failing.
Noticeable leaks in the attic space after a rainstorm. If you start to see leaks in the attic after a rainstorm or after recent snows begin to melt, your roofs flashing may be failing.
Sagging areas of the roof or sagging rafters. Sagging can be an indication that the supporting structures beneath the roof have been compromised by moisture.
Visible hail damage, fire damage or tree damage. Obviously, if your roof is compromised due to heavy storms, falling tress or fire, then it is time to call a professional.
If any of these look or sound familiar, give CrewPros a call at 901-221-4033 today!
For storm damage or other repair issues that are being evaluated for an insurance claim, CrewPros will provide the homeowner with detailed documentation that you can provide your insurance company. insurance claims can be a convoluted process, CrewPros roofing professionals will help you make the process much easier by providing you with all the information you need.