Winter offers a great excuse to curl up indoors with a hot drink, and aybe even light a fire in the grate to complete the cozy atmosphere. But then your roof starts leaking. Before that dripping from the ceiling spoils the moment, make sure you’ve read up on what can cause your roof to leak in winter. Expert Contracting, one of the leading roofing companies in the area, has you covered here:
Damaged roofing material. Your roof system is constantly exposed to the harshest elements, wearing it down bit by bit throughout the year. High winds and heavy rainfall speed up the process even more. If your shingles are cracked, buckling or curled, it’s easier for rainwater to enter your home through the roof. For this reason, make sure your system in optimal condition before the colder months set in.
Cracked flashing. The flashing protects the more leak-prone areas on your roof. These include skylights, dormers, chimneys and valleys. Without sound flashing, water can sneak into your roof and eventually find its way indoors. Leaving this unattended can result in wood rot and other moisture damage, so make sure to hire a trusted company like Expert Contracting for timely and efficient roof repair. We have the necessary tools and expertise to repair or install a new flashing on your roof system, keeping it sturdy and leak-free in winter.
Clogged gutters. Another area to focus on is your gutters, which help direct rainwater away from your home. They are, however, prone to clogging, as leaves, pine needles and other debris find their way inside the system. A congested gutter system can cause rainwater to overflow and drip into the soffit and fascia, resulting in leaks. Again, the necessary repair—or even complete replacement if your gutters are already old and failing—can prevent this issue.
You only need to turn to Expert Contracting for high-quality roof replacement and repair services. With our exceptional solutions, we’ll make sure roof remains in tip-top shape this cold season. We are committed to serving homeowners in Hamburg, NY, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (716) 572-7303 or fill out this contact form to get a free consultation.