The brutal winter is over. Now it is time to prepare for another one. Here is 5 tips to help you to prepare your roof for every weather condition.
Making ensuring the roof is suitable for tough winter weather is one of the most crucial aspects in getting winter ready a property.
GUTTERS INSPECTION AND CLEANING
When leaves and debris accumulate in your gutter system, they will ultimately block the downspouts. Rain will overflow the gutters, causing damage to your roof, trim, and siding. Wet leaves and water might cause your gutters to slide away from their anchor point or collapse. Leaves, pine needles, and other debris should be removed from the surface of your roof as well as your gutters. Even little pieces of debris may trap moisture and even rot or mold, causing your roofing material to deteriorate. So check your gutters and make sure you're getting check from a professional roofer.
VENTILATION AND INSULATION IN THE ATTIC
Your roof check and winter preparation must include the attic. It can exacerbate the creation of ice dams on your roof, resulting in water damage and energy waste.
The heat from your house will seep out and the cold air will flow in if the attic is not adequately insulated or ventilated.
This will result in increased heating requirements, as well as increased energy waste and electricity expenses. As the snow melts, the heat from the attic can cause the shingles to curl and contribute to the creation of ice dams on your roof.
If you don't have an attic ventilation system or aren't sure if yours is working properly, don't hesitate to contact a roofer.
CHECK FOR DAMAGES AND IMPAIRMENT
Scan the surface of a clean roof for missing shingles or those with cracked, curled, or frayed edges. You may see through binoculars from the ground or ascend to the roof for a better view.
Examine the flashing surrounding vent stacks, chimneys, and skylights for any damage. When you have a leak, these are the usual suspects. Repairing flashing yourself may not always provide the desired results, so give us a call and we'll make sure everything is in working order before the rain arrives.