A Boise roofing contractor must plan ahead for a wide variety of winter weather-related activities. While everyone loves a good snow day, the Treasure Valley is known to experience everything from heavy rain, ice, winds, and freezing temperatures to sunny skies. Extreme weather like this can damage your roof, causing further damage to your home.
Pacific Home & Patio always promotes prevention through an annual inspection. However, you may need a Boise roofing contractor after a winter storm. Any time you suspect damage to your roof, it’s essential to schedule an inspection by a qualified professional.
Don’t Wait For Leaks
Any time there is a bad winter storm, it’s important to take the time to look for any visible signs of damage. Snow, ice, hail, and falling objects can cause damage that doesn’t result in immediate leaks. Outside, look for damaged, cracked, or missing shingles. Inside, look for water spots in the attic or ceiling, wet insulation, or damp framing. While a leak isn’t always immediately noticeable, water can drip behind your walls and appear as a wet spot on the floor. During the winter, water can pool on your roof as snow and ice melt when temperatures warm, causing a leak in the ceiling without rain.
While a leaky roof can cause damage to your home, there is an even greater threat to keep in mind. Dangerous mold can grow inside your walls. Every year, hundreds of Americans get sick and develop serious respiratory problems due to black mold resulting from water damage. When your roof is damaged from severe weather, this mold can grow and spread, endangering you and your family.
Boise Roofing Professionals
While not always noticeable, identifying potential roof damage is generally easy in most situations. After a bad winter storm, take the time to look for missing, broken, and damaged roofing. If you find anything unusual, contact the professionals at Pacific Home & Patio, serving the Treasure Valley area for a full inspection.
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