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Checklist for winterizing your roof

We cannot stop the inevitable wet and chilly weather to come out the way and so, this is the right time to take the crucial measures for winterizing your roof. With these tips, you will be able to keep your roof in the right position so that it keeps you warm and cozy in this harsh winter season.

First things first: time for repair

Weak spots in the roof system of your home may turn out to be a great problem in windy seasons. Therefore, you should consider repairing the shingles which show signs of damage. If any shingle is missing, it must be repaired without any delay. Also, if there is a tile roof, cracked or broken tiles must also be removed.

Get rid of tree trunks

Tree trunks that are absolutely healthy may also come crashing down on your roof on windy nights or under the weight of heavy snowfall. Thus, it is best to cut down any tree trunks that could pose to be a threat to your roof. It’s obvious that you will not want any emergency repair or water damage to your roof this winter.

Clean the roof and gutter

Growth of mold and algae on your roof can have its roots beneath the shingles. When the temperature reaches below 0 degrees, algae may start expanding and expose your roofing elements to the unwanted weather elements.

Also, gutters play a critical role in keeping your roofing system tact. If the gutters are clogged or have caught rust, water will seep through to the wood and may even damage the yard.

So, it is imperative that you repair the damaged parts of the gutter and downspout so that the foundation of your home is not harmed as winter sets in.

In case you feel that the winters are calling in hard and you need to live well through them, do feel free to give us a call. Let our experts help you prep up your roofing for winters.