If you think your roof is having issues, don’t just go up there and see for yourself. Walking on the roof is risky even if you take safety precautions, and it may cause more unintentional damage to your roof. Hiring professional roof replacement companies is a much safer alternative, as they’ll use other devices such as drones to check your roof without the risk of potential injury and damage.
If you’re wondering how you can prepare your roof this winter season, here’s what you need to do:
Install Proper Insulation in Your Attic
Insulation helps in protecting the inside of your home from the snow and ice accumulating on your roof during a winter storm. You might think that you already have enough insulation, but it doesn’t hurt to have a trusted contractor inspect your attic so you’ll know just how much you need.
Properly insulating your attic and the areas above your ceilings also keep your home warmer and cozier. This means less moisture accumulation and fewer problems later on!
Clean Your Gutters
Your roof’s gutters are made to collect and remove water from your home. If you have water pooling in some parts of the system, then a clog could be what’s causing it. Unless addressed immediately, mold and mildew will grow and damage the affected area over time.
This can also be a more difficult problem to fix during winter, since the pooled water can turn to ice. Make sure to hire a professional roofer to inspect your roof and repair the damage from your gutters so that you’ll have nothing to worry about for the rest of the winter season.
Trim Nearby Tree Branches
Winter is the season of temperature drops with winds that are just strong enough to knock down loose branches. If any of those branches fall on your roof, it can potentially damage your asphalt shingles. Make sure to trim any overhanging tree branches to keep your roof intact.