You Must Do These Things To Protect Your Roof Against Winter Damage

Is the roof on your home looking a little worse for the wear? Learn tips for identifying when you need to replace your roof.

You Must Do These Things To Protect Your Roof Against Winter Damage

13 March 2017
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During the fall is an excellent time to make roofing preparations for the winter. This is because winter weather can wreak havoc on roofing systems if precautions are not taken. Unfortunately, some property owners do not realize they have a roofing issue until they experience obvious damages. The following points will help you understand some key things you can do to get your roof and supporting components ready for the winter.

Trees

Take a moment to observe large trees that are near your home. Keep in mind that some trees can be sick even if they appear healthy. Overhanging limbs can also be problematic. This is because cold, frigid winter temperatures can cause dead branches to break. If there are snowy or icy conditions, the precipitation can put excess weight on branches and also cause them to break. Large branches that land on roofs can cause damages. This is why it is ideal to get them cut before winter arrives, and it is also wise to ensure that trees near your home are healthy.

Gutters 

If you have not had gutter cleaning in a while, it is ideal to get your gutters cleaned so that they will be able to properly drain winter elements. Allowing your gutters to stay clogged can wreak havoc on your roofing system. It is possible that your gutters may need to be replaced. Observe for damages before you schedule a cleaning. Gutters that have cracks or holes cannot properly serve their purpose.

Attic

Going into your attic will allow you to be able to see if you have roofing damages. You may discover that there are leaks that you are unaware of. Those need to be repaired before winter to ensure that melting winter elements do not cause water damage. Holes can also expose your attic to unwanted pests looking for shelter from the approaching winter. 

Roof

It is not wise for untrained individuals to climb on their roofs and inspect them. However, you can get a pair of binoculars and zoom in on your roof to see if you notice damages. If you have a multi-level home, you may be able to peer down from an upper floor and see damages too. Missing and damaged shingles need to be replaced by a professional, like Cloise & Mike Construction Inc.

A roofing contractor is a good resource to use for more tips on getting your roofing system ready for the winter. They can also make repairs to all components of your roofing system, which will protect your home against damages.  

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how to identify when your roofing needs replaced

How's the roof on your home looking? The roofing on your home should look nice and it should keep out any rain or snow. When your roofing begins to fail, you will find the sandy particles in your gutters and possibly on the ground below. There are several signs that will alert you to the need of a roofing replacement. Our blog will show you what signs to be aware of so that you can quickly identify the problems before they spread from the outside of your home to the inside of it causing far more damage.

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