As Michiana homeowners gear up towards winter...Here's 3 to SERIOUSLY consider to prep your roof.
Summer seems like it was forever ago, but many of us just aren’t ready for the winter.
Winter brings many things to northern Indiana:
- Changing of the leaves
- The holidays
- The first snow
Yes, the first snow…We said it! Lovely isn’t it?
For roofing contractors in Michiana the first snow for us can mean…more weight on your roof, ice damming and leaks. YIKES! There are a lot of things that winter can bring to spice things up, but roof problems isn’t one of them you want!
Here’s 3 things to consider when prepping for the winter months…
Remove Debris/Clean Those Gutters
This is an essential step. Removing debris off your roof will eliminate one option for moisture, rot or mold either be hold or start to develop.
The solution is simple…hop up on your roof and broom off [leaf blower works too!] all visible debris. Give a keen eye to your valleys as they are susceptible to damage if the water cannot flow properly.
Upon removing all the debris off your roof, it’s equally important to check and clean your gutters.
If your gutters are overlooked in the winter prep this can create a clog in your gutter system. This will cause rain water to overflow damaging your roof, facia, soffit, trim…among other things.
Being proactive is key! The easiest solution is cleaning your gutters once your trees have dropped their leaves. This is essential in preventing unforeseen problems and a call to your local roofing contractor.
Have Your Roof Inspected
Once you have cleaned off your roof, it’s important to have your roof properly inspected.
The purpose is to look at the integrity of your flashing, shingles and feel for any soft spots in the decking. These soft spots would indicate that there is an unseen leak, your flashing has been compromised or that rot has already settled into your decking.
To be 100% confidence your roof is prepped for the winter we recommend hiring a trained roof inspector to you give an honest opinion. [Click here to why we believe you should be careful with free inspections]
Take Immediate Action Fixing Roof Repairs
I know we're preaching to the choir here, but one of the BIGGEST mistakes we see when working with homeowners with procrastination when it comes to roof repairs.
When it comes to roof repairs we try to keep it simple...fix it fast and definitely fix it before winter when it's 5x's cheaper.
HINT: Some roofing contractors will try to sell you a full roof replacement, when all you need is a repair.
Repairs are an economical option to extended the life of your roof without the financial burden of a full roof replacement.
Our point...do fall prey to shady or high pressure sales tactics, when you could simply call us for certified inspection and an honest/no pressure quote.
Those are 3 simple, yet cost-effective, things you can accomplish before the snow flies to make your home more winter-ready.
Have questions about your roof? Need an estimate or simply want your roof replaced from a local trusted roofing contractor before winter hits?
It's easy...simply Call/Text us at 574-218-0642. We're here to serve!
P.S. Now offering 0% financing for all residential/commercial roof replacements and repairs!