How to quickly inspect your roof in winter

on Thursday, 20 February 2014.

The New England Winter season is in full swing, we offer FREE roof inspection – here is a quick quide on how to do it yourself.

Right now is the time to visually inspect your roof and avoid high cost replacement or repairs that may be linked to local seasonal elements such as snow and ice. We recommend an inspection of all roof angles of your home. If you notice any sagging, missing shingles, or gutter problems, we recommend staying ahead of the inevitable and addressing minor issues that can turn into serious situations when the snow begins to fall.

When inspecting make sure:

  • No shingles appear tilted, missing or “coming up” with curling edges

  • Sagging – any structural damage will be apparent with unevenness and sagging

  • Gutters are cleared of debris and branches – make sure water can flow adequately

  • Gutters are fastened properly and not coming off at any points

  • Flashing is a common cause of leaks – inspect the aluminum surrounding roof vents, pipes, etc.

Visibility can be an issue.  Can you see at least some of the roof’s surfaces? Even though you might not be able to see the entire roof, a partial inspection is better than nothing.

Making sure your gutters are cleared will help prevent Ice dams that can cause serious harm to your roof this season. If you are not sure or have any questions about your current roof, Remember that Jules Poirier Co LLC has been serving the Farmington Valley and surrounding towns since 1955. We look forward to getting you through another frigid season without complication.

 

Jules Poirier Co LLC is dedicated to helping you avoid roofing problems in Farmington Valley. Call us today for your FREE Roof Inspection at 860-694-9565.

Getting Your Roof Ready for winter in Farmington Valley

Written by Jules Poirier on Tuesday, 18 February 2014.

Welcome to winter in Farmington Valley. Jules Poirier Co is dedicated to helping you avoid roofing problems throughout the harsh season. Right now is the time to visually inspect your roof and avoid high cost replacement or repairs that may be linked to local seasonal elements. Jules Poirier Co LLC recommends a visual roof inspection from all angles of your home. If you notice any of the following:

Sagging

Missing shingles

Gutter problems

 

We recommend staying ahead of the inevitable and addressing minor issues that can turn into serious situations when the snow begins to fall. Making sure your gutters are cleared will help prevent Ice dams that can cause serious harm to your roof this season.

 

If you are not sure or have any questions about your current roof, Remember that Jules Poirier Co LLC has been serving the Farmington Valley and surrounding towns since 1955. We look forward to getting you through another frigid season without complication.

Inspecting Your Home's Gutters in Farmington Valley

Written by Jules Poirier on Tuesday, 18 February 2014.

It's that time again...here is how you can see if your home's gutters are in need of repair.

 

Warm weather has finally arrived here in the Farmington Valley. While we all plan our festivities that the season brings, it also brings with it a lot of rain. Rain can be a nuisance to your home particularly if your gutters are not being routinely maintained. Gutters not only help to clear away the wet mess from your home, they also shield your home and foundation from the costly repairs of water intrusion such as mold. They also help protect your home in winter form ice stands on your roof.

We recommend regular gutter inspections and cleanings especially for this area of Connecticut. The Farmington Valley has had an enormous amount of historical weather in the past few years. Your gutters have taken a brutal beating defending your home from the elements including rain, snow and high winds. While we always remember to rake the leaves in our path, sometimes we forget to look up and address the other areas leaves and things can sneak into. A regular inspection will help identify any distressed areas throughout your gutter system. Here are some things to look for while conducting your home gutter inspection

  1. Can you visibly see things in your gutter?
  2. Does the water pool at any point in your gutters?
  3. Do your gutters sag anywhere?
  4. Do you see any holes or cracks in your gutters?
  5. Do your gutters look properly fastened to your home and all downspouts?

All of this can seem a bit overwhelming. Jules Poirier Co. has been serving the Farmington valley and surrounding towns including Avon, Canton, Simsbury, Farmington and Burlington for over 55 years and we would love to help you maintain your pride in your home.

Gutters can be overlooked for too long and prove costly if neglected. If you have noticed that your gutters need a little love or total replacement, never hesitate to call Jules Poirier Co for all of your roofing, siding, or gutter needs.