Winter can be tough on your roof. As the snow disappears, you may notice signs of damage that have occurred during the cold, wet months. Roof repairs can be intimidating because they are often expensive, so you may think that you need to wait to get yours repaired or replaced. However, to ensure your home is protected, you should fix it immediately.
The sun may be shining, and the temperature may be rising, but just because the snow is gone does not mean that your roof is not at risk of further damage by the weather. Spring often comes with a lot of rainfall and wind. Shingles that have already been damaged are more likely to blow completely off. Bad windstorms can also be devastating to any trees around your house. If you or your neighbors have tall trees around your house, the last thing you want is for the wind to knock its branches onto an already-damaged roof. To protect your house from destruction during windstorms, ensure your roof is intact and undamaged.
The weight of snow may have caused damage to your roof, but just because that snow has dried up, it does not mean that your home will not flood. Rain beating down on existing damage could cause leaking and flooding. It is essential to check your attic for any signs of water getting through your roof, and you may want to move anything stored there away from the walls. Water damage creates even more complicated problems and danger in your home, so you want to do everything to prevent it from coming through your roof.
If water has found its way through your damaged roof into your house, it can cause mold to grow inside the walls and ceiling of your attic and in your insulation. Mold can grow in as little as 24 hours after water damage occurs, and once it grows, it will only continue to spread. Mold is very dangerous to your health to live with it in your home, especially if you have any breathing problems, such as asthma if you have allergies, or if you have any kind of autoimmune disease. To keep yourself, your home, and your family safe from breathing it in, get your roof repaired as soon as possible so water cannot seep in and form mold.
Roof damage is common because it is exposed to the elements. But your roof is there to protect your home. It may take some hits, but it is vital to make sure it is kept in reasonable condition so it can continue to keep you safe. Call Challis Restoration to repair or replace your roof to ensure your home stays safe and dry no matter what happens this spring