The winter season with all of its snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can surely take a toll on your home’s roof. Throughout the winter, it’s important to check and maintain your roof to make sure it hasn’t sustained any damage. Here are a few pieces of maintenance you can perform to make sure your roof holds up this winter.
Trim Those Trees
Between your property’s trees dying and the occasional harsh storms, it’s common for dead branches to detach from trees. Unfortunately, if these trees are close to your home they can hit your roof (or siding) and damage it. To avoid paying for unnecessary roof repair, trim the branches of any tree that currently surrounds your house.
When roofs are properly installed and maintained, they are built to hold a decent amount of snow. However, there are times when it snows more than usual which can make your roof more susceptible to roof leaks and potential sagging. When the accumulation exceeds the norm, use a roof rake to relieve your roof of this snow.
Roofs can be damaged from snow, ice, rain, and wind, so it’s important to inspect your roof after a harsh storm rolls through your town. Check to see if there are any missing or damaged shingles, if there’s standing water in the gutters, inspect the flashing, and make sure there’s no debris on the roof or on the property surrounding your home.
Maintaining your roof in the winter is an easy thing to do, but it’s something that’s oftentimes overlooked. When your roof needs to be inspected, repaired, or replaced, contact the expert installers at Preferred Exterior. To learn more or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.