How to Winterize Your Roof

How to Winterize Your RoofMany people take several steps to prepare their homes for the winter. However, they may still neglect to care for their roof. You will need to do the following to winterize your roof.

Do an Inspection of Your Roof

If you need your roof repaired, then you should get that done before the winter arrives. There are some problems that you can see from the ground, such as loose shingles or rot. However, there are many problems that you won’t be able to see unless you inspect the roof. A visual inspection will allow you to see weak spots and minor damage.

Inspect Your Gutters

Your gutters can easily become clogged with leaves during the fall months. They can also get clogged with snow and ice. If you do not clean the gutters, then ice dams can form and damage your shingles. The water could also end up leaking into your home.

Check Your Attic

If you have an attic, then you will need to inspect it. You should check to see if the attic is properly ventilated. If your attic is not properly ventilated, then it can develop mildew and mold. Not only can this damage your home, but it can also be harmful to the health of everyone who is inside of the home.

Check For Inside Damage

The roof itself is not the only place that can reveal damage. You can also see signs of damage inside of your home. For example, if you have water stains on your ceiling, then this can indicate that your roof is leaking.

Check for Pest Damage

Pests can cause a lot of damage to your home and roof. It doesn’t matter whether the damage comes from rodents, birds, or insects. Not only do you need to have this problem fixed, but you will also need to call a pest control service.

Call a Professional

Winterizing your roof can be a difficult task. That is why you should call our roofing and siding contractors in NJ to take care of the job for you. A roofing expert will be able to fix all of the damage that is done to your roof. However, if the damage cannot be fixed, then you may need to replace it.

Additionally, as roofing experts, Tristate Remodelers can perform basic maintenance on your roof and home. Regular maintenance will ensure that your roof lasts for a long time, which can help you save time.