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Your Roof Shouldn’t Be the Scariest Part Of Halloween

By October 26, 2020No Comments
Roof Damage Briggs

AlsoIs your roof Halloween ready or just plain scary? If your roof is playing tricks on you with leaks or missing shingles, we can help. 

October is the perfect time to schedule a yearly roof inspection if you have not already! Fall and winter can bring a mixture of humidity, rain, ice, snow, and high winds that can wreak havoc on your homes, especially if your home was damaged by summer storms

As temperatures turn colder, be mindful of some scary signs throughout your homes that may spell potential problems. Identifying and addressing warning signs now will help save energy, time, and money in the long run. Not sure if you need a roof inspection? Keep an eye out for these warning signs!

 

1.Is Stuff Dripping From Your Ceiling?

A common cause of roof leaks is summer storm damage. Also, Your roof often takes a beating from strong winds, heavy rains, and hail – all of which can cause issues that lead to roof leaks. Getting a seasonal inspection now prevents small problems from becoming costly repairs. 

Hit by summer storms? Learn what damage to look for here

 

2. Seeing Stuff Crawl Up Your Wall? 

While putting up Halloween decorations keep an eye out for home exterior damage! Looking inside and out for signs of damage can help catch small issues in need of repair. 

Seeing something scary crawling up your walls? It might be mold. According to studies, 7 in 10 homes have water damage and your home has all the food sources needed for it to thrive. Common places include window frames and casing, areas around gutters, exterior siding, interior insulation, and more. Your attic is also a prime target for mold growth due to humidity levels. Proper roof ventilation is critical to keep moisture build-up from dampening attic insulation and damaging the structural components of your home. A seasonal roof inspection is one way to keep it in check! 

3. Feel Like Ghosts Are In Your Home? 

Unexplained temperature changes and breezes aren’t always caused by ghosts! Most of the time, they are caused by an improperly sealed window or door – but they can also be caused by inadequate attic insulation. Also, Checking your home for signs of air leaks is an easy way to keep costs low and prevent your heating/cooling systems from working overtime. 

4. Does Your Roof Look Like A Horror Movie?

Missing, curling, or buckling shingles can all make your home look like a haunted house! Unfortunately, these are all signs of much bigger roofing problems that can lead to expensive repairs if not addressed ASAP. 

 

If the thought of costly roof repairs makes your blood run cold, then request a free inspection today from our expert team! We can spot and address any roof problem and make sure your home is prepared for the fall and winter seasons. Ready to get started? Contact us today at 208-745-9002. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for news and updates!