Winter is finally passing into Spring, which means all the damage that winter has done is soon to be revealed. Roofs especially, tend to get banged up and damaged during the winter so it is important to keep an eye out for signs that you need a roof repair. Here are 4 signs that your roof is failing due to the extreme cold weather.
Unusually High Energy Bill
If your energy bill is way higher than it normally is, you should take a look at your roof. If your roof is damaged, it may be forcing your heater to work extra hard to keep your home warm throughout the winter months, resulting in higher energy bills.
If you are casually walking around your home and suddenly feel a drop in temperature, cold air is being let into your home. Be sure to check your roof in situations like this because a poorly insulated attic or cracks/ missing parts on your roof can be causing this issue.
Your roof should never have ice dams. Ice dams are a result of heat rising from the home, melting the bottom layer of snow on your roof and collecting in your gutters. If ice dams are left on roofs, they can cause major damage to your roof and can be a safety hazard to anyone below.
If you find water leaks anywhere throughout your home (but especially your attic), this is a sure sign of a damaged roof that needs replacing. If this problem is not fixed immediately, your home can begin to accumulate damages that are extremely expensive to repair.
When in doubt, just call a roofing professional. After a heavy winter season, get an inspection from Turnbull Roofing, your local Durham Region Roofers. Our professionals can help you determine what you need to do and in the event of a roof repair or replacement, we will get the job done quickly, expertly, and leave without a speck of mess! Call us today to book a post-winter roof inspection on 905.686.7663