Tips on Avoiding Roofing Problems During the Cold Months

Tips on Avoiding Roofing Problems During the Cold Months

Gut-R-Dun Exteriors, your top provider of quality roofing services, shares simple tips to avoid roofing problems this season.

A significant yet often ignored part of winter maintenance is preparing your roof for the cold. No matter how durable your roof is, it still needs proper care to withstand freezing temperatures and wind-driven snow. Similarly downspouts and gutters also need some special love and care. This way, you can keep your home cozy and protected.


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How to Keep your Roof, Gutters and Downspouts, Leak-Proof & Damage-free?



Perform Inspections of your Roof

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 to your roof. 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 a roofing expert to further assess the condition of your roof. 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 in your roof 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.


Keep your Attic Ventilated & Insulated

Having a good deal of air circulation in your attic is very important. That way moist and stagnant air can not build up near the roof or the walls. Otherwise, that can cause your roofs and walls to stresses and dampness. Having appropriate insulation will keep your house comfortable inside, while it is cold outside. 


Trim Trees around the Roof

Fallen leaves, branches and twigs can clog the gutters and downspouts. They can damage your roofing. Before the winter sets in, it is a good plan to trim any trees around the roof of your house. That way the roof will be safer, gutters and downspouts will be necessarily cleaner. Therefore there will be less chance of damages and losses.


Schedule Roof Inspection

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. Besides roofing you can also rely on us for your  siding and gutter needs. Schedule your roof inspection with us and be stress free. It is recommended that you inspect roofing before and after the winter season. 




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