When you live in Minnesota, harsh winter weather can present a significant threat to your property. Snow accumulation, ice formation, winter storms, and freezing weather can wreak havoc on your roof throughout the winter season. Unfortunately, unless you’re very vigilant, you might not notice there’s a problem until the damage is already done. At Kiser Construction, our team is here to help you maintain your home in top condition, so when the snow finally starts to melt, be sure to examine your roof for these hallmark signs of damage:
Condensation in the Attic
Have you noticed huge icicles hanging from the edges of your gutters? How about significant snow accumulation on your roof? While these situations might strike you as routine side effects of winter weather, if left unchecked, they can cause significant damage to your roof.
Come spring, as snow begins to melt, varying amounts of water can make their way through your roof and into your attic. When it comes to your attic, no amount of moisture is acceptable, so if you noticed substantial snow or ice on your roof throughout the winter, you need to inspect your attic for condensation. Here’s what to look for:
● In winter, look for signs of frost in your attic. If temperatures are below freezing, you might locate frost on roofing nails or near the edges of the roof where water often accumulates and seeps through the shingles.
● Check for water droplets on the underside of your roofing boards.
● In spring, check for signs that condensation was present throughout winter. Winter roof leaks typically leave water stains in smaller, condensed areas, while condensation usually leaves widespread water stains.
● Inspect the attic and insulation for signs of mold. Mold typically grows in moist areas, so if you find any, your attic definitely has a condensation problem.
If you locate signs of attic condensation, it’s critical that you contact a roofing contractor to inspect your attic and assess the damage. Dealing with the issue promptly is the best way to prevent extensive home restoration.
Shingle Damage or Deterioration
Your shingles protect the structural components of your roof from weather-related damage, but if they deteriorate or sustain damage, they cannot adequately defend your home from damaging water. Once water begins to seep beneath your roof’s shingles, it can cause attic condensation, mold proliferation, and even compromise the structural integrity of your home.
As the snow begins to melt, examine your roof for missing shingles or signs of shingle deterioration. If you locate missing shingles, contact a roofing contractor for a roof and attic inspection. Catching damage early can prevent more serious issues down the road.
Need a Dependable Twin Cities Roofing Contractor? Contact Kiser Construction
At Kiser Construction, we’re a full-service remodeling and restoration company serving homeowners throughout the Twin Cities metro. When you partner with our team for your home restoration or remodeling needs, reliability and transparency come standard. Whether you’re looking for post-winter roof repair or water damage restoration, all of our contractors hold the best industry-standard certifications, so you can trust we’ll always deliver the best. To learn more about how we can help you restore and enhance your home, give our team a call at 763-633-2010, or feel free to reach out to us on our contact page.
If you’re in need of immediate disaster restoration services, we encourage you to call our emergency line at 612-518-8852.