Fall is here and winter is right around the corner, which means cooler temperatures and warm fires in the fireplace. If your roof or chimney is looking a little worse for wear, now is the time to repair. Once the colder months are here, your energy bills will skyrocket and heavy snows will put the safety of your home at risk.
Winter in Maryland means snow and ice. Snow and ice mean a heavy weight on top of your roof. As a result, a damaged roof can be a considerable safety hazard. If your roof is structurally compromised, missing shingles or damaged in another way, winter will bring those issues to a head. Water damage from melting snow and ice is also a common winter problem that is worsened by a damaged roof.
Repair Your Roof Now
Clean Sweep Maryland can inspect and repair your roof to ensure it’s ready to stand up to a Maryland winter. Your vents will be sealed, cracks will be fixed and shingles will also be replaced. A small investment in your roof before the winter begins can prevent a steep bill in the future.
Your chimney is both a critical part of the structure of your home and a potential safety hazard. A crack in the structure of your chimney or creosote build-up can create a chimney that is a risk every time you light a log. If you wait until winter, the freeze-thaw cycle can exacerbate any water damage in your chimney. Cold weather is also not ideal for masonry repairs if they are necessary.
Have Your Chimney Inspected Before the Winter
Your annual chimney inspection with Clean Sweep will evaluate your chimney for any structural concerns and clean the interior. Creosote will be removed and any water damage, rust or flashing problems will be repaired. Just like with repairing your roof, a small investment now can prevent a fiery tragedy in the future.
Ready to give your chimney a clean sweep? Call Clean Sweep Maryland today at 410-558-1111 for professional service with a smile this fall.