Recognizing winter roof damage when spring arrives

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The spring season is almost here, and now is a great time to inspect your roof for the signs of winter damage. During the winter months, harsh weather conditions and freezing temperatures can cause serious structural damage to your roof. To identify whether you will need to replace your roof this spring, here are some ways that you can recognize roof damage.

Cracked shingles

Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can all cause damage to your shingles. If you notice that your shingles are cracked or broken, this is a good sign that your roof has suffered during the winter months. You may be able to patch a small damaged area, or you may need to replace your shingles altogether. Upgrading to new Timberline shingles or metal roofing can provide better insulation and create a more aesthetically pleasing look for the whole house.

Sagging roofline

During the winter season, your roof may accumulate large amounts of snow or ice. When your roof is covered in frozen snow, it can begin to sag under the heavy burden. If you notice that your roofline appears to be sagging or uneven, this is a sure sign that your roof has been damaged during the winter months.

Water stains

A damaged roof can cause water to leak into your attic or crawl spaces. To inspect for roof damage during the spring months, you can check your attic for the signs of water damage. If your roof is leaking water, you may need to replace your roof to create a tight seal that will keep moisture out.

If your roof has experienced damage during the winter months, do not hesitate to contact Opal Enterprises in Naperville by calling 630-355-6557. Opal Enterprises specializes in home remodeling services—including specialized roofing solutions. 

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