Now that fall has hit the Twin Cities, it's time to prepare for the severe weather our winters often bring. Any Minnesota season that brings harsh weather with it can leave devastating damages to the exterior of your home. This leaves siding, window, and roof repairs to take care of. As a homeowner, it is important for you to be aware of common winter roof problems and take the necessary action needed to correct the problem. This saves you time, money, and damage done to your roof. Problem – Flashing or Drain Leakage There are main locations where roofs can leak.
- Slopes – After a storm, you might notice leaks in the roof or flashing. If these were improperly installed or there were high winds, it can become undone. Get an inspection done prior to winter to find out some of the weaker areas on the roof. You can then replace and repair these areas prior to the damage being done.
- Flat – Drains usually leak on flat roofs. Drains that are not maintained will leak, if it is clogged, it will not drain at a normal pace. This slowing down of the rain water can leave leaks to happen. Inspections should be done twice a month or per month to prevent clogs and other problems.