If your roof is not ready for fall, it may bring the outside weather right inside and that is definitely not where you want it, especially during a cold Alberta winter. Doing a simple inspection yourself can save you a great deal of headache in the future from a hefty roof repair or replacement.
Rather than leaving your roof to chance, here are 5 things that can be inspected to prepare your roof before the cooler season is upon us:1. Inspect each shingle
Walk around your home to check for any missing or loose shingles. Such shingles may blow up, hence allowing moisture to enter your house. Always, make note of the place you suspect any damage.2. Inspect the interior of your house
You can inspect your ceiling on a sunny day to see if you notice any water spots or leaks. This might be a sign of loose shingles. Remember also to check the attic.3. Examine any seals in your roof
Do the pipes, chimneys, skylights, or other openings have any cracks? If so, you should replace flashing or repair the gaps to prevent water from getting into your house.4. Check your roof for cracks and gaps
Extreme temperatures and weather can damage your roof. Some of the materials might expand and contract, making them crack and leave gaps. This results in openings for water to get in. This can lead to leaks mildew, leaks or mold growth.5. Cleaning out the gutters
Ensure you have cleaned out fallen leaves from your downspouts and gutters. An accumulation of leaves and debris can obstruct water flow, possibly causing water damage.
If you have reasons to believe there’s damage, you should not risk scaling up on the roof yourself. Rather, contact a roofing contractor to check it out. At MCM, we offer roof inspections services in the Edmonton and surrounding area, as well as Red Deer, AB. We also offer roof maintenance, roof repair, and roof replacement services for all types of damage. We will ensure you are safeguarded against the winter weather, especially that is unfortunately upon us in a few months!