Protecting Your Roof for Winter

Posted on October 20, 2014 · Posted in Asphalt Shingle Roofing, Gutters, Roof Maintenance, Roofing Safety

In Maine, the window of time to make home and business repairs is not very long. Once the spring rains are over, there are only a few short months before both the leaves and temperatures begin to fall again.

These rough seasons take a toll on your home and it’s important to stay on top of repairs before they become more costly. Here are a few reasons why inspecting your roof before the season’s first snow comes is a great way to keep your property safe.

  1. Start off by looking at the roof framing structure to make sure it has not been compromised. Scan the roof for any sagging, damaged shingles or uneven areas. If you do see an area that appears troublesome, this may mean that there is damage to the roof deck below the shingles.
  1. Check gutters to make sure that they are fastened properly to the structure. Also, clear gutters of any leaves, branches, moss or other debris that may prevent water from flowing out and away from your roof. Water that is allowed to sit on a roof surface, particularly on shingles, is more likely to create leaks or ice damming.
  1. Look for damage to flashing, the aluminum or metal material used in the transition form the roof to the walls. Leaking in this area can cause damage to wallpaper, drywall and even weaken the structural integrity of the building.

If your roof is in need of repair, give us a call at (207) 273-1111. Since 2003, Horch Roofing has proudly served the communities of mid-coast Maine from their office in Warren, ME. You can also visit ouroffice at 2414 Camden Rd, Warren, ME 04864