With winter well on its way, it’s only a matter of time before a real blizzard hits, with all the lake effect snow that upstate New York is known for. If your roof is already having a few issues, the amount of snow that a New York Winter brings will just make the problem worse.

Here are some leaking roof repairs Buffalo homeowners may want to have seen to prior to winter settling in.

Leaking Roof? Time for Repairs Before Lake Effect Snow Hits!

Roof leaks can come from a variety of sources. However, short of an aging roof, most of them can be fixed at a fraction of the cost of fixing damage to your home if it’s left ignored. An aging roof will have shingles that curl, rusting metal panels, or similar signs of age that may require a replacement.

Severe wind can pull up the edges of shingles and even tear them away, requiring replacement. Similarly, it can lift metal panels used in roofing. Either of these situations can require a few new shingles, some tarpaper, a metal panel, and maybe a few fasteners. With a little bit of time, your roof is in good shape again.

Similarly, you could have a tree limb or other debris puncture your roof’s envelope, causing a leak. In these situations, the debris needs to be removed, the damage underneath repaired, and new shingles, metal, or similar repair made to keep the water out of your home.

The other main location where leaks take place is where your roof changes angles or meet up with side walls. This can also include areas around dormers, chimneys, vents, and roof valleys. If flashing that protects those areas is installed incorrectly or comes loose, it can allow water to leak into your home.

Before winter weather really sets in, these issues will need to be fixed so that you don’t end up with significantly worse issues from lake-effect snow. If you’re ready to get your home’s roof into solid condition for the winter, the experienced professionals at AVA Roofing in Buffalo offer leaking roof repairs, winter roof maintenance and more! Please feel free to contact us today to get started.