Winter is upon us and all the changes that are happening outside, it is best to get your roof prepared now before anything else can happen. Roofs are the first line of defense for your home and if it becomes damaged, water can get into your home and cause things like water damage and mold. There are a few ways you can get your roof ready for winter so that you are prepared and ready for the crazy weather ahead of us.
Check your gutters – Something that is very easy to do to prepare your roof for winter is get upon a ladder and look what is happening inside yourgutters. If you have a lot of leaves or dirt build up, it will start to pull on your roof and become loose. In the event of heavy wind and rain, your gutters could pull off of your roof and do major damage. By cleaning out these gutters, it can prevent damage from happening and give you some peace of mind.
Call an inspector – By calling out an inspector, you are making a great choice to protect your roof and preparing your roof for winter. They will be able to climb onto your roof and make
sure that there is no damage up there that you cannot see. Sometimes things come loose or break. Toys, branches, and other objects can get stuck up there and during a storm cause even more damage to your roof or pull off shingles. They will also be able to answer any questions you have regarding your roof and how it may hold up against this winter season. When they leave they will give you a detailed list of all that they saw or what they think you need to have repaired. This gives you a great opportunity to get yourself ready and potentially save yourself money if it can prevent further damage.
With the weather ahead changing every day, it is important that you prepare your roof for winter. We can help you with all of your roofing needs if you call (972) 798-8901.