The cold winter months are on their way. Is your roof ready for the potentially severe winter weather? Here are a few ways to make sure your roof is winter ready:
- Inspect your shingles for damage and take measures to fix them. One way to tell whether your shingles are faulty or loose is if they start to lose their granules. You will notice them in your gutter or on the ground. Small leaks and weak spots can cause big problems when snow and ice mount up. Leaks can also cause rotting wood and mold.
- Check your roof flashing as it is one of the most important components of your roof that helps prevent leaks. Flashing is located along the intersections of the roof, on all the joints, where the chimney interconnects with the roof and other similar areas.
- Keep trees trimmed away from your roof. Have you ever noticed the electric company trimming trees away from power lines to avoid damage from ice build-up? Keeping trees trimmed away from your roof will keep the ice from building up and causing problems for you.
- Clean gutters to keep water from collecting and freezing. If they are clogged, they can’t do their main function of leading rainwater and melted snow down and away from your roof and your home. If this can’t be done properly, you may be facing some serious problems and damages.
Sometimes it is best to just replace the roof rather than continually making repairs to an old worn-out one. Avoid being left out in the cold this winter, call Mel Harris Company professional today, 1.800.NEW.ROOF. Mel Harris Company uses only the highest quality roofing products and experienced, professional roofing technicians on every project making customer satisfaction a top priority. A professional staff member will help you choose a roof that will suit your home, budget and style. See why people say, Mel Harris Company, does “things differently around here.”