Preparing Your Roof For Winter Weather
Freezing rain, sleet, and snow are all severe weather conditions that will inevitably happen in our area. Before any winter storm hits, it’s important to prepare your roof and your house for any possible winter weather damage. Here are a few simple maintenance tasks you can do all on your own to prevent leaks, debris, and other such catastrophes from hurting your pocket during the winter season.
1. Check for leaks in the roof, flashing and vents
How to find a leak in your roof? Water spots on your ceiling and walls are a good sign there’s a problem. The most common leak-prone areas are where water can find its way inside your home. Missing shingles, loose vents and poorly sealed flashing, for example, all present potential problems, so scout these areas of your roof first.
2. Fix leaks fast
Even small leaks can lead to big problems if not taken care of immediately. Your roof can sag, items inside the house will be damaged or destroyed and so on. It is possible to perform some simple shingle and flashing replacements yourself, but it’s important to note that you should never put yourself in danger just to save a few bucks. If you have never performed roof repair before, don’t start now. Contact us
3. Clean your gutters and downspouts
Your gutters can be easily clogged with leaves and debris caused by winds and rain. Clogged gutters and downspouts are disasters waiting to happen, so be sure to give all that rainwater a safe and unobstructed place to go – preferably three or more feet away from your home’s foundation. You can use a corrugated pipe to ensure proper evacuation of rain water away from your home.
4. Schedule a professional inspection
Home repair especially roof repair isn’t for everyone. Don’t cause more problems because you “think” you can handle it yourself. This will be a huge headache for you and will incur extra costs to repair correctly. Call a professional to handle your roof repairs…