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December 27, 2017 - Business News > Other Categories
5 Roofing Tasks To Do Before Winter Knocks Your Door

Hurrah!!! It's Christmas time. The best season of the year. Aren't you super excited for the winter, Christmas and the new year?



I am sure you would be and so am I. But in this super excitement of yours, don't forget the important tasks you need to do this winter. From making arrangements for removal of snow to taking care of the roof, you have lot more to do when the time is running.


So, here is the checklist that will help you make your roof absolutely safe this winter.


1. Roof Inspection


At times, people don't find it necessary to take any actions before the winter but soon after, they need to search for the home roofing companies for repairs. If you don't want the same thing to happen with you, make sure you check your roof prior to winter.


It doesn't matter what condition your roof is in, inspection is required for all the types of roofs. Especially, when your roof is old and has already gone through renovations and repairs, a regular check of the same is highly essential.


While you are checking the roof, make sure to examine the areas that have already gone through the damage repair earlier. Also, check out whether there is any missing shingle or if the shingles are damaged that is about to detach from it.


At times, a rough inspection may not lead you to proper results, hence you have to check it vigilantly. Due to storms or any other atmospheric change, often the shingles are found loosened when checked properly. Such loose shingles shall soon result in damage or leakage which would be injurious to the ceiling. Hence, an immediate roof repair before snowfall is highly recommended.


2. Clear Your Gutter


If you think that the gutter is not the part of the roof, then you are wrong. An uncleaned gutter increases the burden at the fascia which ultimately damages the roof. Hence, it is imperative that you clean the gutter to give way to the snow and water.


It is noteworthy here that the snow increases the burden on the roof which results in damage to the internal part beneath the shingles. You need to make sure that your roof is strong and damage-free to bear the burden of the snow until you remove it.


When the gutter attached to the roof is clean, it helps the snow to find its way and as a result, it reduces the load on the roof and boosts the age of your roof.


3. Remove The Tree Branches


You may think the tree branches do not touch your home and are far. However, it will grow in winter and might damage the roof in case of storms. Also, the snow can lower the branches that would break it and it can fall on your roofs if it's closer to it.


To avoid this circumstance, it is better to cut the branches in such a way that it doesn't harm your house throughout the winter.


4. Examine The Insulation


The insulation and attic is something that helps the internal temperature to be subtle. Checking and examining the insulation is as essential as the roof itself. A proper insulation system helps in keeping the home warmer in the freezing winter. A small damage in it can reduce the internal temperature. You need to make sure that it functions properly to prevent yourself from freezing.


5. Check The Attic


Although the insulation includes checking the attic people at times forget to check every nook and corner which results in trouble at the time of heavy snowfall. While examining the attic, check if there is any crack or apparent damage in the roof. The moment you see anything damaged, call the roofer and get it fixed.


If your roof is not in a condition to bear the storms and snow this winter, opt for the home roof replacement immediately.


We believe that the article above will help you have a trouble-free. So, don't think further, go and check out your roof now.



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