Winter weather is here. Wind, rain, ice, snow, hail—winter is tough on your roof. Everything from ice dams to gutter clogs can put your roof under stress and in need of an emergency roof repair. Here in Philadelphia, and in areas of winter temperature extremes, you should do some basic roof preparations and inspections as the temperatures drop. Here are the basic steps to avoid emergency roof repairs this winter.
By the way, it is incredibly dangerous to inspect or attempt to repair your roof on your own. Even seasoned pros experience hazards, especially in winter. Please call an experienced roofing company like Seal Roofing at (215) 533-4066 for you pre-winter inspection.
Inspect Your Gutters – Leaves! They clog your gutters, can become impacted hold moisture and can damage your roof. That’s because foliage gets inside the gutters and clogs a home’s exterior drainage system. Leaves and other debris prevent your gutters from draining water away from your roof. As winter sets in, these blocked gutters enable water to pool up on the roofing systems, resulting in a weaken roof. Over time, gutters come loose and hang lower. Unfastened pieces cause water to spill onto your roof and your walls. So, clean out those blockages and make sure all your gutters are tight and looking good.
Remove Ice Blocks – Heat from inside your house rises and melts the snow, and ice that has collected on your roof. The melt water moves down then freezes up again as it hits the cooler section near the edge of your roof. The ice builds up and makes a dam that causes water to pool up. If not handled quickly, that water will weaken your roof and leak into your home. The best way to prevent ice dams from occurring is to make sure your roofing system runs through your gutter systems smoothly, look for trouble spots, and clear them.
Inspect Your Roof Structure – Roofs collect all kinds of debris. Excess water can collect in the shallows or valleys and create a roof emergency. Heavy debris can pile up on your roof, like tree limbs, putting a great deal of strain on the roof. While it’s best not to inspect the roof on your own, you should call the professionals at Seal Roofing so we can inspect your roof.
Schedule Inspections With Seal Roofing – Routine maintenance is important. Your roof is the most important part of your shelter. By having Seal Roofing inspect your roof regularly, you can catch trouble before it causes real damage. Whether you need flat roof inspection, shingle roof maintenance, tile roof repair, slate roof repair, or any other type of upkeep, the experienced workers at Seal Roofing can keep your roof healthy, and if there is an emergency, even on a snow day, we will perform emergency repair of your roof 24/7. CALL ANYTIME AT
The Seal Roofing Team arrived double quick to efficiently mitigate damage to the facility in Mt. Carmel.
After this fire, it was critical to board up the damaged windows. walls and the damaged roof structure. The prompt attention protected the building from further damage and is allowing proper cleaning and drying. Once the structure is cleaned and sanitized, the restoration process will begin, and repairs such as replacing windows, repairing the existing roofing, and repairing interior walls and drywall will restore this business to its pre-fire condition.
We come to the aid of business and residential structures that have been damaged due to fire, severe storm, or natural disaster. We are extensively experienced in providing damage mitigation especially t for buildings that have extensive structural damage from downed trees, storm debris, and fires. In an emergency, our professional roofers can come and install a cover-up quickly, safely and effectively.
Temporary repairs such as what you are seeing here not only protect the building and everything inside from further damage, they also allow proper remediation and repairing to be done. After a fire or severe storm, the building must be thoroughly dried and cleaned before repairs can begin. A temporary repair like this allows for drying and cleaning so repairs can begin.