As the temperatures start to drop and the leaves begin to fall, it’s important to make sure your roof is ready for winter. From gutter and roof cleaning to insulation and ventilation checks, a little bit of prep work now can save you a lot of headaches (and money) later.
1. Fall Gutter and Roof Cleaning
One of the most important things you can do to prepare your roof for winter is to give it a good cleaning. Remove any leaves, branches, or other debris that has accumulated over the summer so that water can drain properly. While you’re at it, take a look at your gutters and downspouts to make sure they’re not clogged and are directing water away from your home.
2. Annual Roof Inspection
Just like any other part of your home, your roof needs regular inspections to ensure it’s in good condition. Schedule a professional inspection before winter hits so that the professionals can do necessary repairs before the weather gets too cold.
3. Repairs and Replacements
Take care of any repairs or replacements needed before winter arrives. This could include anything from fixing a few loose shingles to replacing an entire section of your roof. The last thing you want is for something minor to turn into a big problem once the snow and ice start to accumulate.
4. Check Attic Insulation and Ventilation
The conditions of your attic can have a big impact on your roof. That’s why it’s important to check both the insulation and ventilation before winter sets in. Poor insulation will allow heat to escape, which can cause snow and ice on your roof to melt and then refreeze. If left unchecked, this process can lead to damage. Inadequate ventilation will cause moisture buildup, which can lead to mold, mildew, and rot.
Contact Professionals Today!
Have you been putting off having your roof inspected? Now is the time to call Maryland Roofing Company to schedule a roof inspection. With over 40 years of experience, we are experts in roof repair, maintenance, and inspection. We serve Severna Park and the surrounding areas. Our skilled staff is dedicated to providing our customers with excellent service. Call Maryland Roofing Company today to learn more about us.