A significant yet often ignored part of winter maintenance is preparing your roof for the cold. No matter how durable it is, it still needs proper care to withstand freezing temperatures and wind-driven snow. This way, you can keep your home cozy and protected.
Gut-R-Dun Exteriors, your top provider of quality roofing services, shares simple tips to avoid roofing problems this season.
Fortunately, there’s no need to climb onto your roof to see if there’s a leak. All you need to do is grab a pair of binoculars and perform a visual inspection from the ground. Look for common signs of damage, including damaged or missing shingles, loose vents and poorly sealed flashing. You may also check your attic for shafts of light coming through the roof, indicating holes. Check your ceilings and walls for water stains as well.
Once you spot any of these red flags, seek the help of an expert to further assess your roof’s condition. By detecting all the underlying issues early, you can prevent them from turning into serious and expensive problems.
Fix Leaks Immediately
Even if the leak is small, you shouldn’t underestimate it. When left neglected, it can soak the insulation in your attic, compromising its efficiency. Furthermore, it can wear down the shingles and cause the roof framing to rot, compromising your home’s protection. That’s why at the first sign of leaks, turn to roofing professionals like Gut-R-Dun Exteriors immediately to make the necessary repairs.
Keep Your Gutters and Downspouts Clean
Just like your roof, your gutters and downspouts play an integral role in keeping your home safe and dry. For them to work smoothly, however, they require regular cleaning. Otherwise, debris will collect in the gutters and downspouts, causing a blockage. Instead of draining properly, water and snowmelt might back up and find its way into your roof, causing damage. This increases the risk of ice-dam formation.
Winter can be a difficult time to keep your roof leak- and damage-free. This is where Gut-R-Dun Exteriors can help. We have the unparalleled expertise to keep your roof healthy at all times. You can also rely on us for your siding and gutter needs. Call us at (937) 422-7709 for more information about our services. We serve residents throughout Huber Heights, Kettering and Springboro, OH.