Once those summer breezes start to turn into cold chills, it’s time to start thinking about getting your roof looked at. Although it is probably the last thing you want to be thinking about, it is important to take care of it before it is something you have to do immediately. Fortunately, there are a few quick ways prepare your roof Your Gutters Are an Important Part of Your Roof and Need to Stay Protected and Cleaned. for winter and get it in its best shape before the cold hits.
What You Can Do
- Winter is brutal on homes and especially on roofs because they take the majority of the heavy lifting, one thing you can do is unclog your gutters. This kind of thing can be daunting, especially in a large home, but it is important to do this because it will keep your gutters clear of leaves, debris, and excessive water built up that will freeze when it gets too cold and turn into icicles which will add unwanted weight to your gutters.
- Make sure there are no signs of sagging. Look around your attic or on top of your roof to see if there are spots where sagging is present. This can become a dangerous problem if snow builds up on top of it and can add serious stress to your roof. There is potential for your entire roof to collapse through if enough snow fell.
- Missing shingles, or damage to your roof, can be a tell-tale sign that you should call someone out for repair. Even if one or two shingles become loose or have fallen off, it is important to fix them right away so that the problem does not spread and cause any further damage.
If any of these problems are happening to you, or you just want someone to come out and check on the problem for you to make sure you prepare your roof for winter, call us today at (856) 662-1382 and we would be happy to help!