Leaking Roofs During the Winter Months

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Leaky roofs can cause major structural and water damages to your home or business. This is especially the case if you have an attic. Most people do not check their attics on a regular basis, because of this, roofing problems go undetected until you see stains or leaks in your ceiling. It is best that you check your attic and roof on a regular basis for any damages.

What Damages Can Occur to My Roof?

The main damage that happens to roofs is missing shingles. While a missing shingle is a minor problem, it can quickly develop into a major problem. Shingles protect your roof from rain, snow, hail, and wind. If you are missing some, then you may begin to have leaks in your roof. Ice and heavy snow can also cause structural damages to your roof. The weight of the snow can cause damages, and if ice dams form, you could have water damages in your attic, between walls, and on your ceiling.

How Do I Prevent Leaks?

Leaks can occur at any time, but you can lessen your chances of having a leaky roof this winter. You should check that your gutters are free from debris. Your gutters help snow melt to drain from your roof. It is also important to ensure that there are no missing shingles. If you have a missing shingle have it replaced as soon as possible. Checking your attic can really cut down on water damages from a leaky roof. If you see a small leak in your attic, you can quickly and easily have it repaired to stop water damages from occurring.

If you do experience water damages from a leaky roof, contact a professional water damage cleanup company such as Disaster Cleanup Services. They will be able to repair the problem and provide water damage restoration to your home or business.