Temperatures are dropping and that means the colder months are ahead of us. There are a few things you will want to do for your roof to make sure that it’s ready for the winter. The last thing you want is snow getting into your attic because there was damage on your roof that you didn’t get checked. Here are a few simple things you can do to make sure your roof is secure for winter.
Rain storms and strong winds can blow debris onto your roof and gutters. It’s important to remove the debris so that it doesn’t cause more damage to your roof. The gutters should be clear of leaves and sticks so that water can flow properly off your roof. If left untreated, water could pool up on your roof and cause some serious damage to your roof. Like a car, your roof is an expensive investment and the more work you put into maintaining it, the longer it will last. If you are able, you could use a broom to push the debris off your roof. If you can not reach or are unable to remove the debris then call an expert. Roofing contractors like Integrity are professionally trained in roof maintenance and spotting roof problems that someone else might miss. Contact Integrity by clicking here and get an inspection scheduled.
We get asked all the time “should I close my roof vents during the winter?” The answer is “no.” Roof vents should stay open during winter and fall. You want your roof and attic to stay as cold as it is outside. The vents will also keep moisture out of your attic. Do a quick inspection of your home and make sure that nothing is blocking the vents.
Fun fact: roofs have pipes that run through them. Those pipes have seals and after some time, they can wear out. If the seal is cracked or loose, it will need to be fixed! If you can’t reach the pipes then call Integrity. We can do a maintenance while you relax. Message us to find out if your warranty will take can of the maintenance costs.
If you have any more questions or need a new roof then contact us right away! We offer FREE estimates on new roofs and roof repairs. We offer a $250 rebate to veterans and first responders. Call us today at (888)879-5910.