December is here and the harshness of winter weather isn’t far behind. Every year it sneaks up on us and we’re surprised by the bone chilling temperatures, excessive snowfalls, and icy conditions. Instead of letting winter get the best of you, take some time to prepare. One of the best ways to ensure you and your family are safe is to get your roof ready for winter. This will help you avoid any annoying leaks, expensive repairs, and high energy costs during one of the most demanding times of the year.
- Clean Your Gutters
The first step is making sure that all of your gutters are clean and in good working condition. Since all of the leaves have fallen, this will be the last clean of the season and will help you avoid ice dams, leaks, damaged shingles, and more.
- Inspect Your Roof
The next thing to do is give your roof a good inspection. How does it look? Are there any visible signs of damage? If so, you’ll need to get them repaired before winter conditions get worse. Doing so will help you avoid costly repairs while ensuring your home stays safe and well insulated.
- Check the Attic
After inspecting your roof from the outside, check to see how it looks on the inside. Make sure all of your insulation is properly working and that your attic ventilation is adequate. Attic ventilation is essential for snow to melt evenly and naturally on your roof. If you notice any signs of light, mold, or other damages, there’s a problem. Call a professional to get things fixed before they get worse.
- Double Check Landscaping
To make sure your roof doesn’t incur any extra weight during the winter, double check your landscaping. Trim any low hanging branches to avoid excessive accumulation of heavy snow or broken branches this winter.
The best way to get your roof ready for winter is to call a professional. Having a professional roofing contractor, like the ones at Elysian Construction, come out for a roof inspection will remove any guesswork and ensure that your family is safe and prepared for the colder months. During the inspection, if we find any problems, our team will help you with all of your repairs and regular winter maintenance before things get worse. Elysian Construction offers fast and affordable solutions to all of your roofing needs, even during those harsh winter months.\