Prepping Your Roof for Winter Weather
Brrr! Do you feel that wintry chill in the air?
With fall coming to a close, and winter on the horizon, it’s time to take some necessary precautions. Particularly if you live in an area with perpetual snow and other harsh winter weather conditions, prepping your roof for winter is a crucial step – that is, if you want to prevent potential problems and repair costs!
Here are the main ways that you, as a homeowner, can begin prepping your roof for winter weather:
- Get rid of debris, both in your gutters and on your roof. At the end of fall, before the advent of the first winter snow, it’s crucial to clear away unwanted debris from your roof and gutters. Take time to remove leaves, sticks, needles, and any other materials from the surface of your roof and gutter system – this way, you can rest assured that that debris doesn’t hold in moisture and turn into mold!
- Monitor your roof for potential problems. Be sure to give your roof a thorough once-over to make sure that damage hasn’t been done already. Check for missing or damaged shingles, missing or cracked chunks of mortar, broken tiles, or anything else that looks out of the ordinary.
- Two words: attic insulation. Ensuring that your attic has proper insulation and ventilation will help prevent your roof from leaking. Without this necessary ventilation, hot air will likely condensate and cause moisture damage, and potential mold growth.
Contact Paradigm Roofing Today
Are you in need of quality roofing assistance or repair? It’s time to bring in the big guns! Get in touch with our team of roofing experts here at Paradigm Roofing, either by filling out our online contact form or calling us at 972-542-7774. We’re always happy to offer our expertise!