Problems with your roof and gutters can crop up in any season. During the winter, ice dams can form, condensation can damage shingles and flashings, and a roof can leak. Fall is the best time to prepare a roof and gutters for winter, but if you suddenly notice a problem in the winter months, many issues can be repaired immediately without needing to wait for spring.
Many necessary repairs to flashing and chimneys can be completed in the winter. It is important to do this type of work on days with relatively mild temperatures since adhesives will not work as well if they freeze after application.
Shingles that are attached with nails or other metal fasteners and come loose can be repaired or replaced at any time of the year. The roofing contractor needs to be careful when working in cold temperatures because shingles can crack or break.
Some types of roofs cannot be replaced in the winter because adhesives do not seal as well at colder temperatures. Metal and wood roofs can be replaced in any season. A flat roof, especially one made of rubber, needs to be replaced in the spring because the adhesives need warmer temperatures to work.
Routine maintenance is key during the winter. Check your roof and gutters for ice dams and icicles. They can cause damage and deterioration to your roof, gutters, and siding if they are not addressed promptly. Make sure your downspouts are not clogged by ice, snow, or debris like leaves and branches. Gutters can be repaired or replaced in the winter as long as the day is free of rain and snow. If there is excess snow on your roof, remove it with a roof rake or hire a snow removal company.
Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors can fix many roof and gutter problems in the winter. If you need to have work done that can’t wait until spring, contact us today to get an estimate.