Winter is here in many parts of the country, and that means severe weather, cold temperatures, and frosty dew. Taking measures to ensure that your roof is safe and protected during the Winter can help save you time, money, and hassle.
Inspect for Shingle Damage
Checking your roof for signs of shingle damage by climbing up to get a close look is an important part of roof winterization. Inspect your shingles to ensure they aren’t torn or showing signs of wear like missing asphalt or thinning. Replace any shingles to prevent leaks and other hidden damages that can cause major damage.
Check Flashing and Caulking
It’s a good idea to check your flashing and caulking to ensure your roof is tightly sealed to repel water. Check around vents, chimneys, and intersection points for areas where the seal may have separated or depleted.
Overhanging Limbs and Gutter Cleaning
Ensure that there are no branches or limbs hanging over your roof. Overhanging branches can collect snow and ice and become heavy enough to break and cause damage to your roofing system. By trimming all branches around your roof, you are helping protect it from debris collision and major damage. This is also a great time to remove any debris or buildup from your gutters. This will keep water flowing as ice or snow melts, and prevent pooling or water damages throughout your roof.
Inspecting your roof before the icy weather hits can help make sure that your roof stays intact through the Winter, providing your home with the protection and insulation it needs. To get a professional roof winterization or to repair any damages found, call the IEI Restoration Experts at (303) 872-0049 to set up your appointment.