The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler! Before you know it, winter will be in full swing and there’s no denying that your roof will be put to the test. Here are some helpful tips on how to get your roof ready for the winter weather.
Look at the inside ceilings on a regular basis.
Before winter weather hits, look at the inside of your ceilings closely. If you notice that there are any moisture marks that leave brown, yellow, or gray colors – especially if they are soft spots – there could be a leak somewhere. If you notice anything like this, it’s imperative that you get it checked out right away. If you wait too long, the damage could get worse, which could require costly repairs.
Keep your gutters maintained well.
Weatherizing your roof before the winter weather is key, and that means keeping your gutters cleared out. Water can get backed up on occasion, and over time, it could build up underneath the shingles, causing damage to the interior of your home. Make sure that the gutters of your home are cleaned out every few months so they can drain the way they were designed to.
Keep an eye on the outside of your roof.
Regular visual inspections of the roof will give you the chance to see if there are any missing shingles or other areas where there are cracked, torn, or curled shingles. If you see any damage that is noticeable like this, have a roofing professional take a look right away. A simple repair may be in order, but if there is more extensive damage to the roof, you may need to consider a complete roof replacement before the cold weather begins.
In addition to doing your own regular maintenance and taking care of your roof, our team of specialists can come out and regularly check on your roof. Our experienced roof specialists have the know-how that is needed to recognize the signs of roof decay or damage before you might see them. Contact us today at Warner Roofing if you need expert advice on how to get your roof ready for the winter weather.