While Winter is still here in New England, these past few days have take most, if not all the snow of the roofs here in Connecticut.  So while there is no certainty that another snow storm wont hit us, now is a great time to asses any potential damage or potential trouble areas of your roof.  What to look for?  Here are a few key points:

Ice Dams

Ice dams are a layer of ice which builds up at the edge of the roof that prevents melting snow to properly drain off the roof.  Over the past couple winters, we have seen many homeowners and businesses experience ice dams which ended up causing severe damage.  If you see ice dams starting, its a sign that action needs to be taken to prevent any future damage.

If you’re a homeowner or business that has suffered from ice dams in the past, DiGiorgi has great products and solutions to help with any future damage or loss associated with ice dams.  Make sure to check out our new product: CertainTeed True Comfort Attic Insulation.

Shingles Cracking, Curling & Granule Loss

If you begin to notice that your shingles are cracking, curling, granule loss or any other noticeable changes to your roof, this is the time to have it inspected.  When granule loss occurs, the shingles are exposed to the UV rays which will further the deterioration process.  Shingles are so important to insulation, protecting your home and the overall appearance.

Damage from storms happen all year round whether it be summer, fall, winter or spring.  High winds, hurricane type conditions and snow storms all play a huge factor.  We have even seen hail damage in the past throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.  If you remember the Springfield Massachusetts Tornado, those specific types of events can be devastating to any home and should be inspected.  However, we must warn, make sure you have a licensed professional like DiGiorgi Roofing and Siding determine your roofing needs.  We take great pride in our honest, ethical approach.  With our honest and ethical approach, we will only advise action be taken if there is a problem or issue with your roof.

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact the DiGiorgi Team at (800) 428-6438