Canadian winters are as brutal as they are beautiful. However, all of that fluffy, shining, and perfect looking snow can actually wreak a ton of damage on your home’s roof. For this reason, it is absolutely essential to inspect your roof after a heavy and intense winter season.
The first thing you’ll want to do is perform a thorough inspection of your roof. You can do this on ground level simply by getting a good look at your roofing and seeing if you spot any loose, missing, or curled shingles. If you see anything that looks wrong such as missing, broken, or loose shingles, and if you see any cracks in your roof, you should call a professional roofing company in Durham immediately. Resist climbing onto your roof yourself as you may actually make the damage worse.
The next thing you should do is check out your gutters as they often become clogged with dirt, debris, and more during the winter months. If you see anything in your gutters, use a power washer to clean the gutters and then run a garden hose through it to ensure water flow. If you do not have a power washer, simply use your garden hose to perform the first step. It will take longer, but it is just as effective.
Lastly, check your interiors. Water damage is often very easy to detect both by sight and by smell, however, homeowners often simply forget to check for water damage. This is a problem because the water damage then becomes a bigger issue that costs more to repair than it would have if discovered at the beginning.
If you do not feel comfortable inspecting your roof or if you need professional advice, don’t worry. Turnbull Roofing can help you with all of your roofing needs, including any repairs that winter damage may have done to your roof. Give us a call today to get started on your quality roof service: (905) 579-7663