3 Home Issues to Tackle Before Winter: Roofing

Posted on October 26, 2016 in Roof Repair

Winter will be here before you know it, which means you should be taking steps now in order to protect your home. In this blog series, our Delaware Valley home improvement company has a few tips for how to prepare.

During the winter season, your roof is one of your home’s most important defenses – it’s what protects your interior and your family from hail, snow, ice, sleet, and more. If your roof is in bad shape going into the season, things will likely get worse and you could end up with damage that costs you more than you’d like. Before it gets too cold, take some time to evaluate your roofing system.

Scan Your Roof for Damage

Before the winter sets in, it’s important to take a good look at your roof. With a pair of binoculars or a camera, scan your roof for any damaged or missing shingles. Also look around your yard for any shingle debris and take a look at where your downspouts empty out – sometimes pieces of damaged shingles can wash through your gutters and down your downspouts. If you notice roofing damage, contact us as soon as possible. Our roofing repair experts can make sure your roof is in its best shape for the winter season.

Pipe Collars

As a rule of thumb, pipe collars should be replaced every 10-12 years, so if yours haven’t been addressed in awhile, let us know. Your pipe collars are important for preventing leaks and water damage and if they’re compromised, it could mean big trouble for both your roof and your interior. Don’t let something simple like your pipe collars cost you more in the long run.

For the best in roofing repair, call the experts at P.J. Fitzpatrick. We’ll address your roofing issues and work to get them fixed as quickly as possible so you can enjoy a strong, sturdy roof.

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