Everyone who owns a home or business knows that it's up to their roof to hold together during the windiest, rainiest, and even snowiest months of the year. Although most people are probably still thinking about the end of summer, if you own a building with a roof you're responsible for, it's a good idea to start thinking about winter right now. Here's why.
Have you ever heard of the term El Niño before? El Niño is a type of weather pattern that meteorologists can detect. When this weather pattern moves in, it typically means that those in the affected area will be bombarded with wet weather. The weather pattern's jet stream can stretch across from the west to the east coast, and often douses the southern states in a huge amount of water. If the weatherman suggested that this weather pattern is on its way for the winter, you should get ready.
This particular winter is looking like it's going to get hit by an El Niño once again. Weather experts have already predicted that there could be up to a 70% chance of an El Niño developing. The patterns they look for ahead of the El Niño are already happening: the ocean's temperatures tend to dip before an El Niño hits, and that has happened. As a result, you should expect abnormal weather well through the end of the year, even after hurricane season has come to an end.
Keeping your roof in optimal condition is the only way to ensure that your home won't experience severe leaks over the winter. To make matters more complicated, since many people discover that their roof isn't up to the task once the rain has already started, getting immediate help could be difficult and you might have to schedule an appointment days from when you really need it.
The best choice to make here is to consult with a roofer right now. Have them come out when the weather is dry and have your roof inspected. If any problems are located, your roofer will make a note of them and talk to you about them when they're done. If necessary, they'll recommend repairs or putting on a new roof depending on the condition of your current roof. You can get the process started long before the rainy season hits and rest assured that when it does, you're ready for it.
No one wants to deal with a leaky roof, especially during some of the wettest weather the planet can throw at you. Talk to a roofer now, such as Roofing by George & Home Improvements, Inc, and save yourself a headache and potential indoor water damage from leaks in the future.