1) Inspect your roofing at least twice a year. You can sometimes do this on your own, but MCAS Roofing & Contracting Inc recommends that at least one of your two semi-annual roofing inspections are done by a licensed, qualified roofer. It is best to have a roofing professional conduct their inspection before the coming winter months so any roofing repairs can be done before the cold weather sets in. Professional roofers are trained to identify minor issues that the general public would not notice. Catching a small problem can prevent bigger roofing problems down the line.
2) Inspect your attic. An attic is the first place where leaks will begin to show. An attic inspection is also easy to do and can be done when you do your exterior roofing inspection. Or, you may also want to inspect your roofing on a rainy day because it will be easier to identify leaks. If you inspect it on a dry day, keep an eye out for mold, stained insulation, and warping beams or studs.
3) Ensure your flashing is in good condition. If your flashing is in poor condition, it is likely that you will get ice damming over the winter. When ice builds up on your roofing, it will prevent proper runoff of water and likely lead to leaks. It can also back up under the roofing material and cause damage to the roofing itself.
If you identify any of these issues or want to have a roofing inspection by a professional roofer before the coming winter months, contact a licensed roofer in Westchester NY. MCAS Roofing & Contracting can conduct these inspections on your behalf for residential and commercial roofing customers in all of Westchester NY. This includes clients everywhere from White Plains, Bedford, Mt Kisko, Yorktown, Armonk, Bronxville, Yonkers, Hastings on the Hudson, Thornwood, Valhalla, and more! If you are not in the Westchester NY area, you can still contact MCAS Roofing and we can help you find a quality roofing professional in your area.