Many of us know that there can be a lot of bad news that can come from your roof down. We never want to have those problems but for many households, that is a reality, and the need to look after it becomes even stronger as winter is around the corner. Here are some suggestions for why you need to take a look at your roof before the harsh winter weather.
Summer storms, believe it or not, cause the bulk of roof problems in the winter. The cold weather in the winter might cause your roof to compress somewhat, causing the damage to worsen. Furthermore, the weight of snow and ice on your roof might cause further problems, including ice dams and even if you don’t live in a snowy area, storm damage can worsen and leaks will occur. Roof replacements and emergency repairs are significantly more expensive than ordinary upkeep. You can put your hard-earned money toward the things that matter by taking proactive measures to protect your roof. Summer roof damage, if left untreated, may put a lot of strain on your roof. By getting a roof inspection now, you may find and address any minor problems with your roof before the winter puts it to the test.
We are all aware that when we are in the lovely months of the summer, the heat and good weather prevent the forming of mold on our walls. Mold can have a wide range of harmful health effects. Mold can produce a stuffy nose, sore throat, coughing or wheezing, burning eyes, or a skin rash in some people. People with asthma or mold allergies may experience severe reactions. Mold can cause infections in the lungs in immunosuppressed individuals and people with chronic lung disease. Mold will grow where there is moisture, such as around window or pipe leaks, or in flood-damaged areas. Mold may grow on paper, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood, among other materials. Mold may be found in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, walls, carpeting, cloth, and upholstery. Mold can grow in your home either directly or indirectly as a result of a roof leak. Condensation will be the primary cause of mold in your attic if there is a leak.
The fungi can grow spores and spread throughout your property if there are puddles or a lot of water coming in from the roof. During the winter, due to more rain and snow, if you don’t have a well-maintained roof, any leak can lead to a disaster in your home. Thus bringing in someone to check up on your roof is crucial if you want to avoid the arduous process of getting all the water out from your walls.
It Is Easier Before the Winter
We all know that all repairs when the winter starts are much harder and much more dangerous. The job will be a lot easier once the sun is shining and the people that are contracted to do the work will be much more comfortable in a 20-30 degrees Celsius (68-86 Fahrenheit) temperature than in a minus scenario. Also as temperatures drop, you could have some difficulty with roofing materials. Not to say if you want to hammer a nail in and you miss it and hit your finger instead, you will feel much more pain than you would on a sunny day.
Save on Your Winter Bills
Enjoy the benefits of a well-insulated home while saving money on your heating bills. You can use the money you save during the chilly winter months to help offset the expense of any repairs you’ve had done. According to the EPA, adding insulation to attics, crawl spaces, and basement rim joists can save the average homeowner 15% on heating and cooling costs (or 11% of overall energy costs). For most people, this corresponds to a savings of roughly $200 each year. Savings can reach 20% in colder sections of the country, such as climate zones six and seven. With most forms of insulation costing between $0.20 and $0.50 per square foot, you can calculate how much money you’ll save over time if you improve your home’s insulation. Also, a well-insulated home has a greater market value. According to recent studies, putting fiberglass insulation in the attic provides at least a break-even return on investment in terms of property value. You may also be eligible for tax benefits to help pay the update; however, these benefits are prone to change, so you should consult a competent tax preparer for the most up-to-date information.
Hopefully, these considerations will help you prepare your household in the best manner for the cold months ahead.