It is time to call the Charlotte metal roofing companies to inspect your metal roof before winter sets in. The holiday season is here, and as sure as there will be thanksgiving dinners and presents under the tree, winter storms will be hitting this are along with most of the United States. This means that time is short for you to prepare your building for the upcoming winter season. Some forecasters believe that this winter will be even worse than last year’s weather. The first step in preparing your roof for the winter is to perform a roof inspection. The following are helpful tips for preparing your roof for winter weather:
Clean debris off your roof
As fall approaches, your roof will become covered with leaves, twigs, branches or dirt on its surface. It is crucial that you clean it up as soon as possible. The accumulation and effect of debris can cause mildew, fungus, and harmful molds to grow on the membrane. This eventually breaks down the membrane, leading to water infiltration to the inside of your building. At the same time that you clean debris on your roof, be sure to check the gutters and downspouts. Heavy rains in the fall combined with clutter and debris means that gutters and downspouts cannot support larger volumes of water, snow, and ice. If you observe gutters that are sagging or overflowing, consult with a metal roofing contractor. This is a very serious situation because water pouring over the gutter edge can infiltrate the foundation, causing even more damage.
Check insulation for water damage
When insulation gets wet, because of roof leaks or water infiltration, you can expect your heating costs to skyrocket in the winter months. Water infiltration also leads to the growth of mold and mildew inside your home or building. If you discover wet insulation, it may be necessary to replace it if there is any damage. Before replacing the insulation, have a reputable metal roofing contractor identify the area where water is infiltrating your roof. After the leak has been repaired, then you can replace the insulation.
Roofing experts in Charlotte and Concord NC
When choosing the best roofing company in the area, Advanced Roofing and Exteriors is a long standing member of the Charlotte and Concord communities. They have decades of experience in dealing with the detection and repair of roofing storm damage. They also specialize in other exterior home improvement projects, including replacement or repair of siding and windows. They are certified installers for Certainteed, GAF, Owens Corning and Tamko roofing products. They carry an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau, and have received multiple years Super Service Awards from Angie’s List. Call Advanced Roofing and Exteriors today for a free estimate from one of the best Charlotte roofing contractors.