Winter weather has arrived, but have you taken steps to adequately protect the roof of your Buffalo home? Roof damage is common during the winter months, as storms and heavy precipitation can cause many problems to your roof’s structure.

Here are some ways to prevent damage to your roof during the winter:

Clean and repair your gutters

As one of the easiest ways to prepare your roof for winter, cleaning and repairing your gutters can keep your roof free and clear of debris and ice dams during freezing temperatures. Unclogging gutters and making necessary repairs will ensure water deposits can easily flow off your roof, rather than become trapped and cause unwanted weight on your rooftop. 

Keep your attic ventilated

A poorly ventilated attic is a leading cause of roof problems, especially when it goes neglected for a long period of time. Ventilation prevents moisture build-up and keeps the temperature in your attic regulated, which are both key to maintaining a healthy roof. Making sure your roof’s vents are in good condition so air can properly flow through your home is one of the easiest ways to keep your roof safe throughout the winter season.  

Schedule an annual inspection

Having your roof checked by a professional roofing contractor every winter can give you peace of mind that there are no problems lurking. A roofing expert will inspect every part of your roof, including your chimney and attic, identifying any signs of damage that may worsen in winter conditions. From minor repair needs to more substantial concerns, an annual inspection will give you the opportunity to address any problems before they wreak havoc on your home. 

With these steps, you can prepare your roof for winter and keep your home in the best condition even when severe weather strikes.

Is your roof winter-ready? To have your roof inspected or if you need roof damage repair or roofing contractor services, contact AVA Roofing in Buffalo to schedule an appointment with one of our expert roofers.