Are you completely ready for Winter? Is your roof? With heavy winds and lots of icy snow each year, chilly DC winters can do plenty of damage to the average home. If you have an older roof, you may already be wondering if it will stand up to the kind of weather that will hit this coming cold season.

Consider reaching out to DreamHome for a free roof inspection and consultation. One of our contractors can help you decide whether or not to get repairs or replacement, depending on how Winter impacts your roof. We offer in-depth advice and a range of energy efficient roofing systems to consider for your home.

Four Signs You Need a New Roof

If you are thinking about arranging an appointment, don't delay. The weather turns cold fast. In the meantime, you might want to review this list of signs you need a new roof. It will be helpful for our roofers if you can point out any areas of damage when they arrive.

1. Water Leaks

Water damage and leaks on the ceiling and walls inside your home mean that water is getting in somewhere, possibly the roof. It needs to be checked out right away.

2. Clogged Gutters

A layer of debris buildup in your gutters isn't necessarily a sign that you need a new roof, but it does need taking care of before Winter hits. When water doesn't drain properly from gutters, ice dams can form that overflow into the eaves when they melt.

3. Widespread Loose or Curling Shingles

Missing asphalt shingles and split and curling wood shingles definitely need to be replaced. When there is widespread damage, the cost of repairs will likely be close to the cost of a simple roof replacement.

4. Water Pooling & Algae or Mold Growth

When water pools on the roof, it is a sign that the structure underneath is sagging. This extra moisture also provides a place for algae, mold, and mildew to grow. Both are signs that your roof isn't properly shedding water and needs an inspection.

Ask Us for a Free Inspection Before a Winter Roof Replacement

Homeowners should always get an couple of expert opinions before choosing to replace a roof. When you see a few of these above signs you need a new roof or your roof is an older one, contact DreamHome for a free inspection. We'll provide a detailed assessment of your roof condition with some ideas for repair or replacement, when needed. Give us a call or fill out our easy contact form to arrange your appointment right away.