Leaves are falling, and temperatures are dropping, and soon autumn will give way to winter. Homeowners know that preparing their homes for winter, we forget the roofs too often. Here are some tips to prepare your roof for winter that will save you headaches for the rest of the year.
Clean the Gutters
Gutters get clogged with leaves and other debris throughout the year and may become unsecured from your home. Make sure your gutters, downspouts, and drains are free of debris and are flowing freely.
Check the Seals
If you have any exterior features on your roof, such as chimneys, plumbing vents, or antennas, it is a good idea to check the sealant around these for any cracks. Time will wear down the sealant, giving water an easy path into your home.
Be on the lookout for missing or damaged shingles, especially after severe weather. Missing shingles can cause damage to the roof structure and lead to leaks.
Look at the Framework
It is a good idea to have an expert examine your roofline for any signs of sagging before winter snows come. The weight of heavy snowfall can damage your roof if there are any trouble spots in your framework.
Don’t Forget the Attic
Problems are often discovered in the attic first. If there is uneven or inadequate insulation, the heat in your home could quickly escape, causing high electric bills. Not only does this cause low efficiency, but the heat could become trapped under loose shingles, causing ice to form under them. This building ice could spell disaster for your roof.
It is best to have your roof inspected before temperatures drop and snow begins to pile up. Roof-to-Deck Restoration can thoroughly inspect your roof and find problems before they cause damage. Contact us today to get a quote.