Snowfalls usually only occur a few times a year during Medford winters, so it’s easy to lose sight of what that really means for homeowners. While seeing the world blanketed in a fresh coat of snow is always a sight to behold, snow can have a number of negative effects on a home, which is why it’s important to prepare for the weather appropriately. If in the aftermath of a snowfall you start to notice new leaks appearing inside your home, that is an indication that your roof may be in need of some repairs
A common issue that could lead to snow leaks is faulty flashing. Flashing is a term used to refer to a thin sheet of metal used in roof construction. The purpose of flashing is to push water away from areas that may be vulnerable, such as seams and joints. Flashing is waterproof, weatherproof, and strong, and when working properly serves as a vital component of your roof. It is usually located around chimneys, vents, and at any junctures where the roof meets a vertical surface. If you’re seeing leaks in the house, it could be due to problems with the flashing. At Rogue Valley Roofing we are able to inspect your home and verify if that’s the case in your situation. After performing a diagnostic, we can repair or replace the faulty flashing as needed.
Other potential reasons for leaks include excessive amounts of broken or missing shingles, loosened nails, and cracks. It is absolutely critical that the source of the leak be identified and corrected as soon as possible. Leaks can result in massive amounts of water damage, as well as promote the growth of toxic mold. Whatever the issue, our team at Rogue Valley Roofing can help you get your roof back into working condition. To get started, simply give us a call at 541-776-6620.