Bala Cynwyd, PA (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
Roof repairs in Bala Cynwyd, PA are often called for during the winter months. Because of the cold, and the ice, and the snow, many homeowners believe that they will be unable to have their roofs fixed during the winter. As a result, they end up putting things off. They wait until spring or summer. Professional roofing contractors at Mark Katona Roofing advise that this is the wrong decision.
By putting off roof repairs, the damage to a roof and the rest of the home tends to become more severe. Water that has found a path through the roof and into the home will often become worse because the path will become bigger. As the weather warms, insects and other pests may find that hole and begin to enter the home. Some may find it even earlier and try to make nests within roof interiors, attics, and even between walls. This leads to bigger issues with new bacteria and diseases being brought into a home. The pests can eat away at insulation and even electrical wiring. What started as a small roof patch job has turned into a homeowner’s worst nightmare.
It is important to take good care of roofs in Bala Cynwyd, PA, because of the harsh elements that residents face on a yearly basis. The humidity throughout the seasons is high and precipitation can wreak havoc on a house. The cold winters create a constant need for heat during the winter, and these prices continue to climb. As roofs become damaged and need replaced or repaired, the heating costs go up tremendously, because of all the heat that is being lost through the roof and attic.
By taking the proper precautions a Bala Cynwyd roofing contractor can repair or even replace a roof during the cold winter months. This process usually includes the use of heavy duty weather plastic both inside and outside the home. The plastic helps prevent air flow through the work area, so the inside of the home remains livable and workers can complete their tasks without being overly cold. The space heaters help keep that warmth there as well as keep the work area dry. New roofing materials should be installed in a clean and dry environment. In some cases, a roofing contractor may recommend repairs now that will hold over a roof until the warmer months when more in-depth repairs or replacement can be performed. This will minimize damage and risk while allowing the homeowner to stay warm and comfortable during the winter. If this is the case, however, the homeowner should never figure those temporary repairs will hold them through for another year or any longer than as recommended by the roofer.
About Mark Katona Roofing: Mark Katona Roofing is a second generation roofing contractor in mainline PA based out of Philadelphia, PA providing roofing services for residential and commercial customers including replacement, repair, and maintenance on shingle, shake, tile, asphalt, flat, tin, and slate roofing. Their business survives on three core principles: top quality craftsmanship, honesty and integrity, and a service that is second to none.
Prepared by Cameron Corniuk.
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