Nothing gives you a case of the winter blues like roofing problems. When temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, the last thing you want is a faulty roofing system. Hire roofing technicians to perform pre-winter services for peace of mind throughout the upcoming season and beyond.
Is Your Home’s Roof Prepared for Winter?
The hot summer days are coming to an end. Enjoy the neutral weather while it lasts, because winter will be here before you know it. Many are accustomed to brushing snow off their car, but the accumulative snow on your roof is there to stay until the sun melts it.
Is your residential or commercial roof structure in the right condition to bear the winter winds, blizzards, and below-freezing temperatures to come? If not, you still have time to call professional roofers to prepare it for the colder months ahead. Your roof is an important investment, and you need to take preventive measures to ensure it can keep you and your family safe.
Schedule a Thorough Roof Inspection Before Temperatures Drop
Even if you believe there’s nothing wrong with your roof, there may be minor issues you’re unaware of. That’s why it’s best to call a professional roofing company to perform an inspection. Technicians check specific areas on your roof’s surface to ensure proper functionality. Winter roofing best practices include:
Checking Your Roofline
First, the roofers check if your roofline is straight. Any signs of dripping, curving, or sagging may be noticeable, and they know how to fix it. Normally, a sagging roofline is caused by framing issues or a saturated roof deck. The wintertime imposes some stressful conditions on your roof’s structure, including freezing rain and heavy snowfall. If the problem persists, it could become dangerous and threaten a cave-in. When your sagging roof is accompanied by a leak or additional signs of deterioration, it’s time for a repair.
Trimming Low-Hanging Branches
Preparing your roof for winter involves cutting troublesome trees near your home. During a storm, snow and ice build up on low-hanging branches. The added weight lowers them even further, and cold temperatures make them more susceptible to breaking off and falling on top of your home or building. Before inclement weather strikes, trim or remove these branches to reduce the chance of damage.
After trimming is complete, roofers can remove any remaining debris on your roof. Sticks, leaves, and moss wreak havoc on its surface when they’re left to rot and deteriorate. Your roofing materials sustain damage as the piles of debris become waterlogged or saturated with melted snow and rainwater. Professional roofers can safely climb your roof and remove the buildup by hand or with a leaf blower; this prevents excess moisture from seeping into your substrate.
Clogged gutters can become a nightmare if they aren’t cleared. Your gutter system is responsible for collecting rainwater from your roof and channeling it to the ground through a downspout. Gutter guards are filters placed on top of your gutters that capture leaves, dirt, and debris. Without gutter guards, it’s easier for your system to become congested. If water has nowhere to go, it’s left to freeze on your roof’s surface and seep into the underlayment as it melts. Professional roofing technicians can degunk your gutters, freeing up space for water and melted snow to flow through.
Stone Creek Has You Covered This Winter
Stone Creek Roofing has the knowledge and expertise to prepare your roof for cold weather. Winter tips for homeowners include regular maintenance and weatherizing your roof before it’s too late. Winter storms are no match for our reliable roofing repair. After thoroughly inspecting your structure, we immediately get to work, making sure your roof is all set for winter. Depending on its condition, we perform repairs, restoration, or a replacement. Don’t wait any longer to eliminate roofing issues. Call our specialists today to discuss how we can transform your structure.