Winter will arrive soon, so it’s best to prepare your roof before the temperature drops. It’s always a good idea to undertake routine roof maintenance during fall because of the milder weather. A residential roofing contractor has a much easier job fixing leaks when it isn’t too cold. Today, AnyWeather Roofing will provide tips to help you get your roof ready for winter:
Check the Vents and the Flashings
Improperly sealed flashings and loose vents are some of the most common causes of leaks. Use a pair of binoculars, and visually inspect your roof from the ground. Pay attention to these components of your roofing system, and call your roofer if you spot any problems so you won’t have to deal with bothersome leaks in the middle of winter.
Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts
Properly working gutters and downspouts are crucial to preventing water damage to the rest of your home. This holds especially true during the cold season. During fall, debris has a way of gathering quickly and clogging both the gutters and downspouts. As a residential roofing expert, we suggest cleaning them or asking a gutter company to clean them in order to prevent leaks and ice dams.
Schedule a Roof Inspection
There’s only so much a homeowner can do to prepare their roof for winter. You should call a professional roofing company to inspect your roof. Their crew will climb up to your roof and look for signs of damage you won’t see from a simple visual inspection. They can also check for hidden problems or existing roof issues.
We are the company you can trust for your roof replacement, roof maintenance and emergency roof repair projects. We are one of the few contractors in the country to have earned the prestigious GAF Master Elite® contractor certification. The requirements for this certification are so strict that only the top 3% of roofers can meet them. Call us at (859) 286-6400 if you are in Northern Kentucky, at (513) 906-6009 if you are in Cincinnati, OH, or at (937) 956-0200 if you are in Dayton, OH. You can also ask for an estimate here.