Like it or not, winter has arrived and your roof should not be forgotten! A roof that’s vulnerable to winter damage can lead to costly, burdensome problems both for your home and your wallet. With AVA Roofing of Buffalo, winter roof inspections and repairs are a simple, cost effective way to winterize your home. Before the thick of winter really sets in, it’s important to pay just as much attention to your roof as you would your furnace or water heater.
Here are three key steps for winterizing your roof:
Make any necessary repairs
Any issues you may be currently having with your roof will only get worse during the winter. From broken shingles and clogged gutters to mold and pests, it’s critical to have these problems rectified before snow and sleet affect your roof’s integrity. The weaker or more vulnerable your roof becomes from inclement weather, the more permanent damage it’s likely to sustain, ultimately costing you more money in repairs in the future.
Get a full winter inspection
Even if you’re relatively knowledgeable about roofing, nothing truly compares to having a qualified professional at your home to conduct a winter roof inspection. A winter inspection should involve a full evaluation of your roof’s shingles, flashing, valleys, and gutters. It’s best to have an inspection done as soon as possible so there’s plenty of time to fix any problems before major snow storms.
Check your insulation
It may not seem obvious, but the quality of insulation in your home plays a major role in your roof’s maintenance. Making sure your home is properly insulated will keep your shingles cooler, helping to prevent the build-up of moisture and ice dams. Furthermore, investing in your roof’s insulation can have a major impact on energy and cost efficiency. This winter consider adding to your home’s insulation to improve your home’s ability to retain heat while lowering your energy bills.
Giving your roof some TLC will ensure your home is ready to withstand the winter elements while giving you peace of mind. If you have questions about winterizing your roof, call AVA Roofing of Buffalo. Winter roof inspections and repairs from AVA can ensure your home stays warn and dry this season.