It’s no secret that two key components of roof longevity are regular maintenance and roofing inspections. While winter time is not ideal for roof inspections, detecting roof leaks and roof damage early on will keep the situation from becoming a bigger issue. Some leaks may even be predictable based on the roof’s age and wear. Identifying these areas early on can prevent minor leaks from becoming costly problems.
Identify typical trouble areas. As you inspect your roof, you should pay more attention to areas around flashings and sealants. After a harsh winter storm, you may want to give these areas an extra check to ensure everything looks as it should.
Spend more time inspecting the perimeter of your roof as well. Early detection of leaks is important to keep maintenance minimal, and the perimeter is an area that is also more prone to leaks.
When the weather fluctuates and dips below freezing, it might appear that your roof is leaking but it could also be condensation. This problem is created by the warm, moist air inside the building coming in contact with cold surfaces.
Harsh winter weather is hard on your roofs, but you can help ensure the longevity of your building’s roof by regularly inspecting and identifying problems early on.