With the cold season fully underway, it's important that your house is fully winterized before it's too late. Snow and ice can mean big problems for your roof if you're not prepared. Take a look at some important winter roof maintenance safety tips.
While it's important to have your roof inspected any time of the year, it becomes increasingly important during the winter. Inspections will alert you to any possible issues, and can help to prevent leaks from occurring. Things like missing, broken, or cracked shingles can easily result in a leaking roof once snow starts falling on it. Theoretically, you should address any issues before the first snowfall in order to prevent wetness from seeping into your home as the earlier you can get a roof inspection done the better. While we’ve already had a couple of snowfalls, it’s better late than never to get your roof inspected.
It's important to continuously inspect your roof ventilation during the winter, too. This is so crucial because poor ventilation and insulation coming from your attic can make your home stay cold during the winter, even when your heat is on. And not only will it chill your home, but it can cause ice dams to form as well.
When it comes to winter roof maintenance, many people don't even think of checking their gutters. It's imperative that your gutters are clean and free of debris in order for the water from melted snow and ice to pass through them properly. Make sure that your gutters are not damaged in any way either.
Contact us today at Midwest Roofing for more information on winter roof maintenance and how you can keep your roof and your home safe this cold season.