Winter Roof Maintenance Tips

Winter is already on its way, bringing freezing rain and heavy snow onto lawns and streets across the country. Unfortunately, there’s no stopping the winter cold; the only thing you can do is prepare for it. And your roof needs your help to prepare for the beating it’s about to receive. Here are some tips:

Remove Snow

Snow on a rooftop can look beautiful and classically wintry. Unfortunately, it can also cause a lot of damage if it sits for too long.

Despite its fluffiness, snow is heavy! Also, if left on a roof, it can create ice dams in your gutters if it melts and then refreezes. This can lead to loosened shingles or worse.

Remove all ice and snow from your roof as quickly as possible.

Wind Damage

People often forget about wind when thinking about winter roof damage. If a snow storm comes through your area, wind can wreak a lot of havoc.

Inspect your roof for wind damage, and repair spots that have been compromised. Look for missing, broken, or damaged shingles, and take care of them immediately.

Hire a Professional Inspector

While there are some roof maintenance tasks you can handle yourself, it’s best to hire a professional roofer to tackle the major work.

By hiring licensed professionals, you’ll have peace of mind that everything is properly repaired.

Have questions about proper winter roof maintenance? Call MaintenX today!