When it comes to preparing your roof for inclement weather, many know how to prep for rain, winds, and hurricanes, but what about the winter? Often, homeowners are ill-prepared to plan for the cold snap, which is why the team from Magnolia Home Remodeling has collected some important tips for you here.
This winter, keep your roof safe with these helpful suggestions from Bergen County NJ’s leading roofing contractor!
1.) Inspect Your Roof for Damage
Since snow, sleet, and ice will eventually melt, it’s important to inspect your roof for damage to avoid any costly leaks or other issues during the spring thaw. While doing so, keep an eye out for things like cracked or missing caulk around roof fixtures, or missing or damaged roofing tiles. If you don’t want to climb a ladder and inspect the roof yourself, using a pair of binoculars to inspect it is also a good alternative, or you can contact a qualified roofing professional.
2.) Clean Your Gutters
Designed to carry water away from your roof and home, gutters and downspouts can cause huge issues if they’re clogged or damaged when the snow begins to melt. While cleaning out your gutters, it’s not uncommon to find everything from twigs and leaves, to pest infestations, so wearing a good set of gardening gloves is often beneficial. You may find that your gutters are damaged beyond repair. If this is the case, investing in gutter replacement before winter is recommended.
3.) Reinforce Your Attic
Your roof will be carrying a lot of extra weight when the snow falls, so it’s important to reinforce your attic so it can handle it. Providing extra support to your roof deck by installing strategically placed 2x4s is one way to do it, or you can contact a team of roofing experts. It’s also a good idea to inspect your attic for signs of leaks or damage.
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