Christmas is truly a magical time of year. Families come together, many people get time off of work, and here in Kentucky white snow often blankets the ground. If you are like most home owners who decorate for the holidays, you may consider breaking out the old ladder to string up some festive lights. But have you considered if your roof is up for the challenge?
Here are a few areas in which you can inspect your roof this christmas
* Cracked caulk or rust spots on flashing.
* Shingles that are buckling, curling, or blistering.
* Missing or broken shingles.
* Cracked and worn rubber boots around vent pipes.
* Missing or damaged chimney cap. (OK, that’s technically not part of your roof, but since you’re looking anyway.)
* Masses of moss and lichen, which could signal the roof is decaying underneath. Black algae stains are just cosmetic. If you find piles of colored grit from asphalt roof tiles in the gutters, that’s a bad sign — those sand-like granules cover the surface of roof shingles and shield them from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. Check the age of your roofing and see if it’s nearing the end of its life cycle.
Does everything check out?
If the answer is no you may want to contact your local roofing contractors: K&P Roofing has served the Louisville area for over 25 years. Roofing is our specialty and our selection of roofing products and installation types reflects that. Find a style that represents your own unique style and needs and let us help you today! Looking for other winter home improvement ideas