Here are more ways to winterize your residential roof to protect from damage through the chilly months to come!
Trim the Trees
Even though we don’t get a lot of snow and ice, we do get enough that you need to be prepared. Tree limbs can come crashing down on your roof under weight of snow or ice or in high winds. Take the time now to prevent this type of damage by trimming back any tree limbs that may threaten the safety of your roof. Doing this now can save you from expensive emergency repairs later.
Clean Roof of Debris (and other potential problems)
The leaves of fall are beautiful but can be a hazard for gutters leaving them clogged and ripe for damage but you also need to keep the roof clear of debris. The weight of leaves or the potential of things (like algae) growing underneath can cause real damage to your shingles.
Repair and Replace Shingles
Don’t ignore that outlying shingle or two that needs replacement. One is enough to make your roof vulnerable to leaks so be sure to get any damaged or missing shingles repaired and/or replaced before the winter months set in.
Get Your Roof Inspected by a Professional
Getting up on your roof is dangerous. You don’t need repair of your roof AND any bones! You also run the risk of damaging the roof further if you don’t know exactly what to do. As part of your winterizing checklist, make the call to a professional roofing team like Quality Exteriors to ensure your roof is winter ready!