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Reasons for Winter Roofing Services in New Jersey

During the cold winter season, many homeowners in New Jersey need to be vigilant about taking care of their roofs and taking steps to defend its structural integrity against the harsh weather. New Jersey sees a lot of changes in weather during the course of the year, and the winter months are no time to dismiss potential problems. If you’re worried about potential problems with your roof in the Farmingdale or Howell areas, it may be time to contact the friendly and professional team at All Weather Roofing!

We’re proud to have served our region as trustworthy roofing contractors since 2009. We’ve used our years of service to perfect our roofing, siding, and gutter services, using only the highest quality materials and industry-leading techniques. We bring years of experience and top-of-the-line equipment to every job that we take on, all so that we can go above and beyond to protect your home for decades to come.

Winter weather can be unpredictable, and with it can come some red flags concerning damage to your roof. If you notice any of these warning signs that indicate roof damage, contact us and we’ll get a roofing technician out to your home to perform an assessment pronto!

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Consistent Condensation

Ideally, your home and roof are designed to keep out all of the external elements that nature throws at them. Your roof, in particular, is your home’s first and most important defense against Mother Nature. If, however, your roof is improperly protected or up to the task, you may begin to notice areas of condensation forming. When your home is inadequately insulated, especially in the attic or other ventilation areas, it can be especially vulnerable to condensation. If you suspect that your roof is falling short of achieving proper insulation, you need a roofing professional to assess your property for weaknesses and damage. Once that assessment has been completed, the next steps can be discussed in detail.

Leaks and Drips

A part of your roof that is often overlooked, especially because it isn’t always very visible, is the flashing. Flashing is a protective barrier that is lined along the edges and joints of your roof, such as around chimneys or other vents. Because this flashing is in place to prevent damage where it is most likely to occur, it can take a beating over the years. Years of exposure to rain and snow can cause the flashing to begin to pull away from your roof, allowing water to leak into your roof structure and causing some pretty serious damage.

All Weather Roofing is specialized in residential roofing services, including the types of residential roof repairs that are required due to failing flashing. We can accurately inspect, diagnose, and recommend repairs for whatever damage we find so that you can rest easy knowing that your roof structure is protected.

Low-Hanging Limbs

If you have trees in close proximity to your roofline, your roof structure may be at risk of damage from low-hanging limbs. When winter winds, rain, and snow put stress on your trees, branches can become weighed down and come into contact with your roof, opening up a whole new set of potential problems. Not only is your roof contending with its own moisture, but it is also now dealing with the runoff from your trees, adding undue pressure to your roofing system.

After any significant snowfall, be sure to inspect your roof for fallen branches. This can be a good indication that your roof may have taken some damage due to stressed trees on your property. If you’re unsure about how safe your roof is from trees in close proximity, give us a call and we’ll be happy to inspect your roof for damage.

Looming Icicles

Although icicles may add a quaint, picturesque cottage look to your home, they may actually represent a significant problem. The primary and most obvious concern about icicles, especially when they’re allowed to become very large, is their potential to injure people or pets. Even smaller icicles, when falling from a considerable height, are capable of doing some serious damage on impact. Combine icicles with high winds, and you’re basically dealing with a roofline that is armed and dangerous.

Icicles typically are the result of clogs in your gutter system or downspouts. Ice is deceptively heavy, and build-ups of ice can put excess strain on your gutters, causing them to pull away or become warped. Our roofing experts are readily available for inspections and maintenance to ensure that your drainage system is free from clogs and able to handle the water runoff associated with melting snow.

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Potentially Damaging Ice Dams

We’re used to seasonal weather changes here in New Jersey. Temperatures can fluctuate between above freezing and below freezing over the course of a day, resulting in snow melting and then refreezing. When this happens, you can end up with some pretty serious ice dams in your gutters. Whenever there is a pattern of rising and falling temperatures, especially during a bout of snowstorms, be on the lookout for ice dams, as they can cause some serious damage to your roof. Once an ice dam is formed, water that normally would easily drain away from your home can become trapped and seep into your fascia, joints, and other parts of your roof structure, in addition to adding to the weight burden placed on your gutters. If you notice or suspect ice dams in your gutters, let us know and we’ll get a friendly roof inspector out to your home to check it out as soon as possible!

Protect Your Roof From Winter Weather

The winter season can put a lot of stress on your roof. If you have any cause for concern about your roof’s performance or its ability to protect your loved ones and investments, please do not hesitate to contact our team of friendly professionals! We offer comprehensive roofing services that ensure that your roof exceeds your expectations during all seasons of the year — after all, we’re All Weather Roofing!