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Key Things to Consider When Winterizing Your Roof

12/05/2016
Key Things to Consider When Winterizing Your Roof

While we may have had a mild winter last year, the predictions for this upcoming winter indicate a brutal forecast. With potential record cold spells and snowfall, it could spell disaster for roof system. As the season quickly approaches, now is the ideal time to implement best practices for preparing your roof. Through eliminating potential issues by identifying and correcting deficits before the harsh weather hits, you can avoid major damage and costs associated with emergency repairs or replacement.

One of the best pieces of advice that roofing professionals give home and business owners, is to have roof inspections completed twice per year – once in the fall to prepare for the winter weather, and in the spring to identify and correct deficits that may have occurred from the harsh elements. By following this schedule, inspections can identify problems at their initial stages and extend the lifetime of your roof.

Regardless of the membrane covering used on your specific roof, all systems are generally comprised of similar components. The materials for the components are the only variable. The five main features of any roofing system include:

1. Structural Deck
2. Insulation
3. Membrane
4. Surfacing
5. Flashings
6. Metal Terminations

Each component comes together to form a functional system but also has its own failure points. An inspection conducted by a professional roofing company will be able to analyze each feature in order to identify any defects and correct them accordingly. At MAC Construction & Roofing, Inc. we are dedicated to quality and service, which has shown over the past 15 years. Contact us today to schedule your roof inspection before the first major snowfall!