1. Leaks: A leak in your roofing from bad chimney or roof flashing needs to be repaired immediately. Water can do extensive damage to your home and the structure of your roof. As we have discussed, flashing seals the seams and joints in the roofing material. Even the smallest damage to your flashing can cause massive amounts of water to get in and cause leaking. Not only will you eventually notice this on your ceilings, but the damage it will do to the structure will be excessive. Flashing work must be repaired no matter what the weather.
2. Gutter Problems: Gutters are what we at MCAS Roofing like to think of as the plumbing of your home's exterior. The gutters provide the drainage that is needed to prevent buildup of ice and water on both your roofing and lower levels of your property. A gutter issue is not something that should be taken lightly. If you had a pipe burst inside your home would you wait? Would you spare any expense to fix it? If your gutters fail, there will be insufficient drainage, water will build up on your roofing causing ice damming. Water will also build up around the base of your home and cause dangerous icy conditions.
3. Missing Shingles: A few missing shingles might not seem like an urgent matter, but a few shingles will lead to major problems with your roofing. An area of missing shingles is vulnerable to high winds that we experience here in Westchester NY during the winter. Whether you live in Bedford, Mount Kisco, Yonkers, or anywhere in between, you are sure to experience high winds this time of year. If you are in areas such as Rye, Mamaroneck, or Croton on the Hudson, you are likely to see even higher gusts due to your proximity to water. The missing shingle gives the wind a starting point to rip off even more shingles, leading to higher repair costs.
All of these repair needs are ones that MCAS Roofing & Contracting Inc, or any knowledgeable roofer can tackle during the winter months. It does take more care and a higher expertise to do this work during the winter, as the cold weather makes roofing material harder to work with. Additionally, slippery conditions on the roof make it more hazardous to work. But when dealing with a licensed, insured, professional roofer such as MCAS Roofing this is not something you need to worry about.
Roofing replacements can even be taken on during the winter. Many roofers prefer to work more in the winter months than the summer months because many consider it easier to work in the cold rather than the intense heat. Winter roofing replacement is also a great opportunity for discounted pricing. Roofers are slower during the winter, thus they are more willing to accept work at lower margins. There are types of roofs that cannot be replaced during the winter because they will not set properly in the cold. But for the most part, MCAS Roofing & Contracting Inc can take on any residential or commercial roofing job, regardless of the season. For a FREE ESTIMATE on your roofing repair or replacement, ASK MCAS today.