Winter is coming and now is the time to prepare your roof for cold weather. It is easy to overlook your roof, until you have an issue. You can avoid this from occurring by taking a few preventative measures. Here’s how to get your roof ready before windy, wet weather and dropping temperatures head your way.
Clean your Gutters
This is one of the most important tasks you can perform for your roof. After fall, your gutters can become clogged with leaves and debris. If not removed, then in the winter when it snows or rains, the debris can get wet and potentially cause your gutters to sag or break. Debris that holds moisture can also start to rot or grow mold, in turn damaging your roof.
Check for any Damage
Give your roof a visual inspection. Look around for any damaged or missing shingles, cracks in your roof or potential areas that could leak. If you see any damage then you will want to call a roofing company to take a look.
Fix Any Leaks
If your roof has any current leaks then you need to repair them right away. The longer you leave a leak, the bigger it will get. The bigger the damage becomes, the more it will cost to fix. It is not recommended that you try to repair a leak on your own, this could lead to more problems down the road if not taken care of the correct way.
Get a Professional Inspection
Finally, as a homeowner, there is a lot that you can do to prepare your roof for winter, but there are some things that you will want to leave to a professional. There may be damage to your roof that you would not be able to catch on your own. If you have an older roof, it is always a good idea to have a professional come inspect it, just to be on the safe side. If any repairs need to be made, make sure to take care of them before bad weather comes.
With these few simple tasks, your home will be ready to face even the coldest weather. Should you experience any damage to your home this winter, please give us a call. Our services are available 365 days a year, 7 days a week. We offer years of experience and would be honored to serve you in your time of need.