With winter right around the corner, fall is the best time to make sure your roof is ready for the harsh cold weather. Here is a quick how to for winter weather roof preparation.
Give your roof an overview
Inspect your roof looking for anything that might cause more damage during the winter. This would include things such as missing or broken shingles, cracks in corners or seals, or even structural damage. If you ever have any questions about if something will be a problem give Van De Hey Roofing a call and we can answer any questions you may have.
Clean your gutters
While you should always clean your gutters when they get full of debris it is especially important to clean them again once all the leaves have fallen for winter. This will allow proper drainage when snow melts and won’t get clogged as easily. If you have trees that don’t lose all their leaves such as pine trees perhaps you should look into getting gutter guards for where that is located.
Take a look at what’s underneath your roof
The attic can tell you a lot about how your roof is doing that you wouldn’t necessarily see from the outside. It can show if mold is happening or if you have a leak. So don’t forget to pop your head up there before winter comes to make sure everything is in order. For another bonus tip after heavy storms in winter take a look up there to see if everything is still working properly.
Make sure you take care of your roof and it will take care of you. If you do all this winter weather roof preparation you will have an easy time keeping you safe and warm in your home.
If you need an expert roof inspection before winter give Van De Hey Roofing a call or visit our website.