Preparing Your Roof for Winter
As winter rapidly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about some preventative maintenance. The cold temperatures, harsh winds, and heavy snowfall can wreak havoc on your roof. Here are a few things you can do now to help your roof survive the winter months.
Taking a reoccurring trip to the roof to clear off pine needles leaves, and various other bits of debris is important year-round. However, this is especially important during the winter months as even the smallest amount of debris can capture moisture and cause serious long-term damage.
Once you’ve cleared the debris from your roof, your next step should be to inspect everything from the shingles, the flashing, and the valleys. Checking these key areas will help prevent potential leaks and damage to your roof.
After inspecting the exterior of your roof, head to the attic to check for even distribution of insulation. Having proper insulation can keep heat in and prevent the development of ice dams.
Precautionary steps will help you prepare but that doesn’t mean you’re done. Invest in the right tools to make sure your roof is well-maintained throughout the winter. This includes a good roof rake to prevent extra stress on your roof that could lead to serious damage or even a collapse.
Whether you need a new roof, an emergency repair, or a new addition we are here for you. Reach out to us today for a free estimate on any of our services.