Brrr, it’s getting cold outside! Luckily it’s not that far of a walk from your car to the inside of your home where you can be cozy and warm. Well… hopefully. Your home is the first thing to come in between you and blustery weather all year long! It’s going to take a few hits along the way. However, you want your home to be in the best shape possible come winter, otherwise you could be dealing with the consequences during the coldest time of the year. Our hail damage Omaha Nebraska experts say that one of the worst things a homeowner can do is go into winter without getting repairs done on their home, but why?
It makes things worse
Homeowners should always get their roof inspected before winter arrives because summer storms can seriously damage your roof! Strong rains storms, lots of wind and most importantly hail damage will make your roof vulnerable. Our hail damage Omaha Nebraska experts say that any damage, even minor ones, will only be magnified and made worse when winter arrives! However this is especially true when it comes to the hail hits that your roof has endured. The last thing a homeowner wants to worry about after the holidays is fitting an emergency roof repair or replacement into the budget!
Ice Dams could form
Ice dams are every home’s wintery nemesis because they’re presence almost guarantees a roof leak. Ice dams form when an attic is too warm and it snows. The snow will melt where the roof is warmer and refreeze when it gets to the edges of your roof where it is cooler. This process happens a few times and that is when ice dams will form. Water wants to get off of your roof one way or another, and ice dams block it’s first choice path. Most of the time that means water will trickle its way through your ceiling, which leaves you with a leaky roof. Our hail damage Omaha Nebraska experts recommend getting your ventilation and insulation checked, as well as cleaning your gutters, before winter arrives to avoid ice dams this year.
You Call the Shots
Winter is not as busy a time for our hail damage Omaha Nebraska experts. That means when you are scheduling repairs or replacements, you are more likely to be able to work around your own schedule, and pick a time that works best for you. This is not always the case, and it should not be counted on, but it is more likely during the winter than summer.
Peace of Mind
The most important thing that homeowners get out of getting their repairs done before winter arrives is the peace of mind. Knowing that your roof, windows, siding and the rest of your home’s exterior is at its peak performance is a blessing. Winter can be brutal on your home’s exterior and its important you give it all the help you can in order to protect it and make your exterior last as long as possible.
So what are you waiting for? You can contact our office or fill out the form below to sign up for a FREE home exterior inspection and be prepared for winter. Be a proactive homeowner and get your repairs done!