Football season has officially started. That means time is running out before winter’s worst weather arrives here in Tewksbury. It’s a very good idea to have roof repairs completed before the snow starts to fly.
Not sure if you need roof repairs now or you can wait until spring? Ask yourself the following questions:
Is the roof actually leaking? If water is dripping inside your home or you experience drafts or sunlight coming in through gaps in the roof, this is a priority signal to call your Tewksbury roofing company right away.
Do you have a mold or mildew problem in your home? Mold needs three things to grow – somewhere warm, something wet, and oxygen. If your roof has vulnerabilities that allow moisture into your home, it could be contributing significantly to your mold or mildew problem.
Have your energy bills been ridiculously high? After leaking doors and windows, one of the primary ways a home loses heat is through a substandard roof. If you’re not sure this is the case in your situation, talk to your Tewksbury roofing company. They’ll be able to provide an assessment and let you know if your roof is in good repair and adequately insulated. If you’re looking to keep home heating costs under control, paying attention to the condition of your roof is one of the smartest things you can do.
Go outside and look at your roof from the front of your home as well as the back. Is the roof sagging, wavy, or is growing moss? How do the shingles look? Are you missing any, or are there shingles that visibly move when there’s a strong wind? Do the shingles themselves appear to be in good repair or are they missing granules? These may be signs that roof repair before winter arrives is a very good idea.