Roof damage is common throughout the winter, due to strong winds, snow and ice. Fortunately, there are things you can do before winter to minimize the risk of damage.
Below, the roofing restoration experts at Quality One Roofing Inc. share six strategies for avoiding roof damage throughout the winter.
Clean Your Gutters
Your gutters collect precipitation that lands on your roof and channel it away from your home. Clogged gutters create standing water, leaks, and mold and mildew growth. Water freezes to ice when the temperature drops, causing pipes to rupture. Keep your gutters clean to prevent these issues.
Litter on the roof invites disaster. Strong winds can dislodge or fracture shingles with even a small object. Mold grows on moist leaves, while berries and nuts attract parasites. Cleaning the roof at the end of the autumn season is the best way to prevent these problems and avoid the need for costly roof repair.
Repair Shingles That Are Missing or Broken
If any of your shingles are damaged or missing, they need to be replaced promptly. Any issues with your shingles can pave the way for water damage in your home.
Trim Tall Trees
Winter storms and cold weather may break neighboring tree branches. These can shatter shingles, causing costly damage. Trim your trees to avoid these issues.
Seek for Professional Home Inspection
A leaking roof can’t be ignored. Engage in roof repair services and ask for a full inspection. A professional roofing contractor will evaluate your roof for defects and fix them thoroughly.
Quality One Roofing Inc is your leading provider of roofing services. To set up an appointment, call us at (610) 652-4491 for Malvern, PA, or (215) 493-4550 for Newton, PA. You may also fill out our contact form.