3 Tips To Maintain Your Roof This Winter
Winter Roofing Maintenance
The best way to protect your roof through the winter is to take preventative measures before winter hits. While this is sometimes possible, there are other times you’re in the middle of a snow storm when you realize there’s a problem. Fortunately, we have some ideas for helping you maintain your roof this winter.
Clean Up After a Storm
A severe storm often results in broken branches and other debris landing on your roof. It’s important to call the professionals when you need help cleaning up after those severe storms. You may need some branches trimmed back away from the house and a good gutter cleaning. Hiring the professionals is the best way to ensure everyone stays safe while tackling this job.
There’s also a chance a storm blew your shingles off or damaged your soffit or fascia. We can take care of those repairs as well so the rest of the winter weather doesn’t seep into your roof and damage your home.
Remove Heavy Snow
If a heavy snow storm has blown through, and most of it has accumulated on the roof, you’ll need to get the roof cleared off as soon as possible. Depending on the way your home is designed, you may be able to get it started, but it can be dangerous on a wet, slippery roof. This is when you call professionals to help you get it done safely.
Although insulation isn’t going to be a cure-all for snow melt, it does aid in allowing the snow to melt a little faster. In most cases, you can see bare spots on the roof where the snow has melted, indicating the area has accurate insulation. There may be other areas where the snow has collected, pinpointing the areas you may need to install more insulation.