Winterizing your home ensures you can cruise through cold weather without home-related trouble. Here are some ways you can winterize your roof to avoid potential damage. Keep in mind that prevention is an even better method of home maintenance than repair or replacement.
- Clean gutters. Make sure that your gutters are clear of debris so rainwater and melting snow can drain properly. Clogged gutters may lead to extensive water damage to landscaping, siding, the foundation and other important components of your home.
- Check your downspouts. Melting snow can drain properly from your roof only if your downspouts are free of debris. This can also prevent mold from forming inside the pipe, which can lead to rusting.
- Insulate your attic. Proper ventilation and insulation in your attic can prevent heat loss and the formation of ice dams and icicles. Consult our Charlotte roofing experts on how to achieve recommended insulation levels.
- Inspect and repair. Check your flashing for signs of damage, and take a look at previously repaired parts of your roof. Call a professional to repair loose, missing and blistered shingles or other issues.
- Trim overhanging tree branches. Tree limbs overhanging on your roof can bend and fall when snow weighs down on them. The best time to remove tree branches and limbs is in late fall through late winter.
To ensure your home is winter-ready, schedule a roof inspection. Summer heat may have caused cracking or expansion around flashings, which can result in leaks. Hail and strong winds can damage tiles, shingles and even flat roofing. Roof Roof, one of the most trusted roofing companies in Charlotte, NC, offers a FREE Roof Roof Analysis™, where the condition of your roof is thoroughly evaluated and we can address any problems before this coming winter. Call us today to schedule your roof assessment.