Three reasons to replace your roof before winter

Three reasons to replace your roof before winter




It shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that winter is the hardest season on your roof. Any roofing issues that aren’t addressed can become major problems when winter storms hit. One option is to make repairs--fix gaps in the flashing, replace damaged or missing shingles, etc… But depending on the extent of the roof damage you may be better off replacing your roof instead. Here are three reasons you may want to replace your roof before winter.

It’s cheaper in the long run

If you’re seeing widespread roof failure such as granule loss, cracked or warped shingles all over your roof, or shingles pulling up or blowing away, trying to patch it up is only delaying the inevitable. Your roof will soon need to be replaced and at some point, it becomes less cost effective to repair it than it would be to just replace it.

To address underlying problems

A roof that’s nearing the end of its lifespan is likely to have problems beneath the shingles. Patching up problematic areas won’t address the underlying problems with waterproofed underlayment, the roof deck, insulation, and ventilation.

Energy costs

If your roof isn’t sufficiently insulated and ventilated, you’re going to waste a lot of money on electricity and/or gas to try and keep your home warm. Insufficient insulation and ventilation can also lead to ice dams which can damage your rain gutter system and lead to roof leaks as well.

If your roof is getting up there in age, it may be time to schedule an inspection with a Spokane roofing company to see about getting a new roof in time for winter.

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