With the chilly, wet and snowy weather just around the corner, it’s the time to prepare your roof for winter. These tips can help you keep the roof stay healthy and save energy this season.
Repair the roof
A minor fix can turn into a major repair in no time, ensure that the shingles are in good shape. Loose and damaged shingles should be repaired or replaced.
Trim the trees
Even the healthiest branches can break under the weight of snow and ice. A branch that is too close to the roof can damage the shingles on a windy day. Keeping the trees trimmed can save an emergency repair and prevent water damage to your home.
Roof & gutter cleaning
Clean your roof and gutters before each winter season. Still water in the gutter can expand when turned into ice and can crack the gutters and damage the roof.
Gutters play a vital role in keeping your roof healthy. A clogged, rusty and damaged gutter will allows water to penetrate and damage your roof. Repair any damaged sections and clean the gutters before the first snowfall.
Insulation blocks the harsh temperature for affecting your home. Take a look in your attic to see if your insulation is in good shape. Remove any damaged or degraded insulation. Make sure the vents are not blocked by insulation and that the attic is properly ventilated.
Professional roof inspection
We suggest you do the roof inspection at regular intervals but don’t climb on the roof to fix it. Walking on the roof can damage the shingles and can be disastrous if proper precautions are not taken.
If you haven’t had one in recent years, Schedule a professional roof inspection today. You will help your roof last longer and improve its efficiency.
To learn more about making your roof winter ready or if you need reliable roofing services in Central Ohio and nearby counties, contact the trusted professionals at J.D. Flora Roofing today!