You spent a lot of money for your strong, healthy roof. Keep it that way all Winter with these great roof winterization tips that can not only save you money on repairs but keep energy costs down through the Winter months.
Inspection is Key
We all know that we should inspect our roof, but how often do we actually do it? If any of us inspected our roofs properly, there would be people constantly on their rooftops. However, it’s still the best way to catch minor repairs before they become major, and to spot weaknesses that should be tended to. When inspecting your roof during roof winterization, look for curled or warped shingles, broken tiles, or seams that have separated or come loose. These problems can lead to leaks and will contribute to higher heating bills in Winter.
Believe it or not, your gutters actually play a vital role in the health of your roof and insulation, not to mention your foundation. Your gutter helps the flow of water and melting ice and snow to prevent pooling on your rooftop and flooding in your yard. Before the snow begins to fall, remove all dirt and debris from your gutters and check for bending, sagging, or unattachment that can lead to big problems.
Before the harsh weather of Winter, take a look at your trees to ensure they are not hanging over your home. These branches are not your friends and can cause huge peril for your roof. When overhanging trees become weighted down with heavy snow or ice, they can break and crash into your roof causing damage or even holes. Trim any branches that are hanging over your roof, no matter the size.
These simple roof winterization steps can help you rest assured that your roofing system is going to make it through yet another cold season without costing you a bundle. If you would like to know about more ways to winterize your roof and home, or if you would like our experts to take care of it for you, call Superior Roofing today at 804.793.9758.