Tips For Winterizing Your Roof
“Winter is coming”, and you want to be protected! As you switch out your wardrobes, put away the lawnmower, and fill your car with antifreeze, make sure not to neglect your number one line of defense…. Your home’s ROOF! In this article, YES Contracting Services, LLC will go over some of the steps you can take to make sure that your roof is ready.
Check Your Gutters
Everyone thinks about their gutters during summer rains, but they play just as important a role in the winter. Clogged gutters will not properly drain, which can cause other problems for your roof and home. While you are at it, check for loose asphalt collecting in your gutters; this can indicate that your shingles are deteriorating.
Check for Unwanted Guests
In-laws aren’t the only guests that can overstay their welcome. Birds, insects, rodents, and bats may seek asylum in your attic and under your roof and can cause immense damage. Check for evidence of pests and address the problem before damage occurs.
Inspect Your Interior Ceilings
Water stains on your ceiling are a telltale sign of roof damage. It’s important to get these leaks addressed ASAP before they cause more damage, both inside and outside your home.
Check for Overhanging Branches
When weighed down with snow or ice, or when subjected to winter winds, tree branches can fall on your roof and cause costly damage. If possible, trim any overhanging branches. If you can’t do so safely, call a professional to safely remove them.
Get Up Close and Personal
While you may be able to spot some damage from the ground, the best way to spot damage is to actually get up on your roof. Roof damage can be deceptively minor in appearance, and you won’t be able to spot everything from the ground. Some things you will want to check for are loose or missing shingles, stains, rot, cracked or wrinkling caulk, and damage to chimney flashing. Cracked, decaying, or missing fascia and soffit can also indicate water damage somewhere on the roof or a problem with gutter drainage.
Enlist the Help of Professional!
Congratulations! You’ve done a great job checking your roof for damage. The final step is to enlist the help of a professional to repair any damage you have found and to check for anything that may have been missed. Get it repaired, and get ready for winter!
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