As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, more and more homeowners turn to prepare themselves for the Winter months. Here in New England, that means all manner of snow, ice, and chilly winds are sure to come to your doorstep. In keeping your interior warm during the colder months, it’s important to ensure that your home’s structure is up to par with the elements – most notably your roofing system. In today’s blog, we’ll be taking you through how to conduct roof maintenance in anticipation of Winter. If that sounds interesting, keep reading down below!
Get Rid of Leaves & Organic Matter
Though fallen leaves may provide a nice aesthetic touch to your property, you will want to do away with them before the first wave of snow arrives. Particularly in your gutter system, fallen leaves can cause blockage and obstruction, preventing rainwater from properly flowing off of your roof. This, in turn, can cause water damage to your roof – something that no homeowner wants to deal with. Additionally, if leaves remain on your roof for too long, they can cause rot and other damage.
Trim Back Hazardous Trees or Branches
As mentioned, Winter weather may bring about high winds – and where there is high wind, there is potential danger for your home. If you live in a heavily wooded area, dead trees and branches can fall, wreaking havoc on your exterior, particularly your roofing system. As such, many homeowners have taken to trimming back trees and branches to reduce the threat of damage. If you choose to do so, just remember to work with a partner and follow proper safety guidelines and precautions.
Check For Damage
Winter can be a harsh season in and of itself. That’s why it’s smart to conduct a proper roof inspection before inclement weather and cold temperatures begin to take effect. By doing a roof inspection, you’ll be able to diagnose any problems with your roof and proceed with any necessary repairs or replacements. Do you notice anything such as missing shingles, sagging, bald spots, or other elements of damage taking place on your roof? If so, it might be best to get in touch with a professional roofing contractor and put it in the hands of experts.
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Our team has you covered here at Pinnacle Exteriors! Pinnacle Exteriors has served homeowners throughout the Boston metro area with the best in roof repair and installation. If your roof needs maintenance, consult Pinnacle Exteriors for your next project! Give us a call today at (617) 237-2855 to get in touch with our team! We look forward to working with you!