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Winter Roof Preparation

The weather is cooling down, the leaves changing colors, there is no denying that winter will be here soon. With the upcoming weather it’s important to make sure your roof is as ready as you are. Let’s go over a few things to ensure that your roof is prepared for the upcoming season.

Clean Gutters

Clean gutters are important for colder weather. You will want to make sure that there is nothing stuck in your gutters so that when it rains or snows, the water will be able to drain properly. You can either hire a professional, or safely clean them yourself. Make sure that your gutters are checked for leaks, cracks or anything in need of repair. Gutter Guards help keep leaves and debris from blocking drainage.

Attic Inspection

While you’re preparing holiday decorations, it’s important to inspect your attic as well. Insulation is important for your roof because it keeps the heat inside of your home and keeps it from escaping from your shingles causing ice dams and other problems. Always make sure you have adequate insulation and that it’s not blocking any vents or soffits. You should check for potential leaks, if left unrepaired leaks can cause mold growth. 

Roof Inspection

After you’ve checked your gutters and your attic, it’s time to assess the roof itself. Damages such as holes, worn spots, or damage from branches or storms could become a bigger problem during the winter months. For a free drone inspection give us a call and we will send one of our experienced roofing specialists who will assist you in replacing your roof!