Getting Your Roof Ready for Winter this Fall

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Eastern Shore Home Improvement provides expert advice on roof winterization in Maine.

Roof winterization is an important task that needs to be handled sooner rather than later. Homeowners and businesses owners everywhere are getting ready for what is already looking to be yet another interesting Maine winter. The past few years, Maine has faced everything from major winter storms including high winds, freezing rain, hail, and heavy snow. If the roof on a home is not properly prepared, these kinds of conditions can do a lot of damage.

Easter Shore Home Improvement in Maine handles a wide variety of tasks related to construction, home improvement, and home repairs. This includes replacement siding, new construction, and replacement windows. When it comes to roofing, Eastern Shore has been the favorite of many area homeowners. From patching holes in roofs to installing new roofs, Eastern Shore works with consumers to get things done on time and under budget. One of the biggest things they see over the next few months is a bunch of calls for problems with the roof that could have been avoided.

It is important to inspect a roof after the snow thaws and before it falls in Maine. This inspection will include looking for missing and damage tiles, warped or missing flashing, worn shingles, cleaning off debris, and cleaning out the gutters. When people in Maine properly maintain their roofs, they can easily get twenty or fifty years out of the roof, depending on the roof material, size, and original workmanship. Failing to properly inspect and maintain the roof can lead to costly repairs and even needing a new roof within a decade.

Key things to look for during a roof inspection:

  •     All roof shingles are in good condition (properly color, proper shape, none missing, none warped)
  •     All roof flashing in good condition (none missing, no damages, everything flush)
  •     Cleaned gutters (run water down the roof and gutters to make sure there are no blockages)

Homeowners can do a lot of the roof maintenance on their own, but it is a good idea to have an experienced Maine roofing contractor have a look at the roof every year to three years. They can perform a more thorough inspection. They can make any necessary repairs and they can see how much life a roof has left on it, correcting issues before homeowners end up having to deal with roof leaks, attic drafts, etc.

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