Ready Your Roof – A Checklist for Fall Troubleshooting

One thing’s for sure – it’s going to snow here in Winnipeg this winter.

The roof of your house needs to be ready to keep the snow, ice, sleet, slush and myriad other things that nature’s going to throw at us over the coming months out of the rest of the house. To make sure it’s up to the task, check now while the weather’s still good so you can address any deficiencies. Here are some of the things to look for:

1) Interior Leaks

Obviously, a leaking roof needs to be fixed. Moisture that enters your home can cause significant damage to the structure of the home, the insulation, and can promote mould growth, creating a health hazard for your home’s occupants.

2) Missing or Damaged Shingles

If your roof is missing a shingle, a leak is not far behind. Make sure they’re all there, and not torn or curling up at the edges. If they are, you should have a professional assessment of the roof to see if you need repair or replacement.

3) Degranulation

Asphalt shingles will shed their granular coating when they are nearing the end of their life. If your property is getting covered with “shingle dust”, or it’s filling your eavestroughs, it’s time to replace your roof.

4) Previous History

Consider the past history of your home; if you have had issues with condensation or ice damming then now is the time take preventative measures. We have solutions to these problems.

If your roof is exhibiting any of these symptoms, contact Winnipeg’s premiere residential roofing company, Above All Roofing & Exteriors for a free, no-obligation assessment of your roof today.