You may have noticed the chill in the air, the leaves are beginning to change colors, and pretty soon, winter will be right on our doorstep. And you know what that means: ice and plenty of snow. Both of which can prove to be damaging to your roofing system if it has not been adequately prepped. We’re to provide you with some tips on winterizing your roofing system.
- Clean your gutters. – Obstructions in your gutter can prevent substantial water drainage. These backups can result in water damage to your gutters, siding, and even the foundation.
- Inspect and repair. – Call one of our pros to come to your home for a full assessment of your roofing system. We will be able to immediately address any small problems that could possibly develop into something more significant.
- Insulate your attic. – Without proper insulation, heat can escape through the roof of your home. This loss of heat can melt the snow and cause ice dams and icicles to form.
- Trim low hanging tree limbs. – Branches that you see are hanging low will have a tendency to bend and possibly fall under the weight of ice or snow. Now is the best time to remove those branches.
The goal is making sure that your roofing system makes it through the winter safe and sound. And the best way to do that is to fully winterize your roof. Always remain proactive to maintain a healthy and fully operational roof. If you find yourself with questions or concerns, the experts at Williams Roofing and Construction are here for you. Be sure to give us a call (217) 636-8071.