The wintertime is known for roofing harm and damage, due to powerful storms and homeowner negligence. When powerful ice storms hit and the homeowner has failed to prepare his or her roof, various parts of the roof and home can be severely harmed. Use these tips to prepare your home for the wintertime.
Your gutters are extremely important to the integrity of your roof and home. When your gutters become overly clogged and a winter storm hits, who knows what could happen! From the gutters being weighed down, to multiple types of debris becoming stuck in your gutters and damaging the system, anything can happen. Remember to clean out your gutters and protect your roof before a winter storm causes additional damage!
While on the ground, look up at and around your roof to determine if there is visible damage. Be sure to check for misaligned shingles, visible holes, and anything that looks a bit ‘off’. By having this information in your knowledge before the frigid winter storms hit, you can have it properly repaired as soon as possible.
If you have any trees or branches hanging directly over your roof, it is in your best interest to trim those back. Should a severe winter ice or windstorm occur, there is the possibility that those branches can fall and damage your roof and home. When the threat of a storm arises, check your trees!
A professional roofing contractor has the experience and knowledge necessary to properly inspect and prepare your home for the winter season. A thorough roofing inspection details exactly what must be done in order to maintain or repair the structure and integrity of your roof.
Ready to schedule your roofing inspection? Contact Dowell Roofing, serving Murfreesboro, TN, today!