Friday, November 2nd, 2018 by Lindsey Pierce
Even though it seems as though fall just started, now is the perfect time to start preparing your roof for the winter. Your roof is the most valuable part of your home as it keeps you and your belongings safe from the outside weather. When it comes to roof damage, the extent of the damage can range from small leaks in your roof to a collapsed roof. It is crucial to take all the necessary precautions before getting too far into the winter season to ensure your roof is in the best shape possible.
You don’t necessarily have to go outside on the roof to check for any damage. There are a few steps that you, as a homeowner, can take to protect your roof. Checking your ceilings is a great first step. If you notice any darkened or discoloration spots, it can mean your roof has cracks or leaks. It is important to call a professional to have these issues fixed.
It is equally as important to examine the shingles on your roof. Armor Shield Exteriors provides free inspections and can help you determine whether or not you need your roof replaced before the winter months.
Checking your gutters is another important task to take care of. Clearing your gutters of debris and making sure they are secured to your home will ensure they are doing their job of protecting your home. When gutters are not secure on your home, it can lead to an overflow which can damage your roof, causing more problems during the winter.
Moving into the winter months, and being New England, we are used to getting snowstorms. That is why making sure our roofs are in the best condition is extremely important. Heavy snowfall on roofs can be dangerous and cause more damage. Once you are hit with a snowstorm, it is important to make sure your roof isn’t holding too much snow. Too much snow on a roof can also lead to ice dams, which again, can cause more damage to your roof. Calling a professional to safely remove the snow from your roof is important to keep in mind. Click here to learn more about snow removals and how Armor Shield Exteriors goes about this!
The last thing you can do is monitor your roof. It is always important, especially in the winter, to keep an eye on your roof and make sure there are no problems. If you suspect any type of damage, it is important to call a professional, like Armor Shield Exteriors, to come out and assess the damage.
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