Why is it Important to Fix Your Roof Before Winter?

Why is it Important to Fix Your Roof Before Winter?

Winter is coming. While that might be the most famous phrase in Game of Thrones, we all know winter in Saskatchewan is no joke. Winter is hard on your roof, and if it is already damaged, it can lead to more severe issues. Winter is a difficult time for roof repairs and replacement. That's why fixing any problems with your roof before winter starts is essential. If you want to know the reasons you should repair or replace your roof before the winter weather sets in, keep reading!

Signs You Need Roof Repairs or a Replacement.

Now is an excellent time to fix your roof before the worst of the Saskatchewan winter hits. While it's possible to wait until spring (or even summer), it's best to avoid withstanding another winter on an old, damaged roof when you can fix or replace it. If you're unsure how long your current roof has been in place and what condition it's in, we recommend getting an inspection done by the professionals at United Roofing & Exteriors. The general rule is that if your roof is older than 20 years, it's probably time for a replacement, but this will vary depending on the type of roof you have. Some signs your roof needs repairs or to be replaced are missing or damaged shingles, damaged flashing, holes, cracks and water damage in your home around the ceilings, walls and attic. Having these issues fixed before winter is essential in keeping you, your family, and your home dry and safe.

Fixing your Roof Before Winter Prevents Leaks and Water Damage.

If a roof is damaged, it can lead to leaks. Leaks can cause mould, making you sick and harming your home. During the frigid winter months, snow and ice sit on your roof for days at a time. If there are holes and cracks in your roof, water can easily seep into your ceilings, walls and insulation. If the problem isn't fixed, water will continue to damage your home and soak into your siding and can potentially cause structural damage to your home. Roof leaks can be very damaging to your home, and by the time spring arrives, a roof replacement may not be only one of the major renovations you will need to make on your home. Repairing or replacing your roof before the ice and snow set in ensures that your home will be safe all winter long. 

Winter Makes it Harder to Repair or Replace Your Roof.

Winter in Saskatchewan makes it hard to do most things, and roofing is no exception. Having your roof repaired or replaced before the winter weather sets in ensures that the work is done properly. Winter makes it difficult for roofing contractors to do their jobs efficiently because of the harsh weather conditions. Climbing up on the roof, assessing the condition, and finding cracks, holes, and leaks are dangerous in the winter. The snowy and icy means roofers are more prone to slips and falls. The frigid temperatures make it unsafe for roofers to work long hours. To ensure the safety of everyone involved, it is best to repair or replace your roof before the winter weather becomes too extreme.

Winter Weather Can Hide Roof Damage.

Winter weather can mask the signs of a damaged roof. Snow and ice can build up on your roof and hide cracks or holes that need attention. Once snowfall starts, roofing contractors will have to remove the snow and ice from the roof before they can see what is wrong and what needs repairs. Snow and ice can delay the roof repair process and may not be possible for you and professional roofers. Even after the roofing contractors remove the snow and ice, some spots may still be covered and hide the damage to the roof. Because of this, leaks and holes could continue to damage your home even after the roof repairs are done. Generally, the best time for roof replacement and repairs is summer or fall. If you have missed out on those ideal times, we can still perform roof repairs and replacements before the snowfall starts. 

Repairing your Roof Before Winter Starts is Always Ideal.

Fixing your roof before winter starts will keep you and your family safe, save you money on energy costs, and prevent water damage to your home. If you don't want to deal with headaches come springtime, now is the time to take care of any roofing issues that may arise during colder weather. If you've put off roof repairs, you still have time to have them fixed before the harsh Saskatchewan winter weather sets in. While having your roof repaired or replaced during the winter is possible, we don't suggest it. But luckily, you still have time to have your roof repaired or replaced!

United Roofing & Exteriors Can Help With Roof Repairs and Replacements.

Winter isn't just a season of ice and snow. It also comes with common problems and unexpected dangers when replacing or repairing your roof. It's best to be prepared for the harsh Saskatchewan winter by fixing your roof before the cold weather hits! At United Roofing & Exteriors, we have been providing roofing services to residential, commercial and industrial clients in Saskatchewan for over 30 years! We consider ourselves experts in all types of roofing, including asphalt, metal, slate and clay, flat roofing, and any other types of roofing. If you need roof repairs before winter officially arrives, contact us today!