Prepping Your Roof For Winter Weather
Winters in Toledo can provide a beautiful snowy wonderland to admire; nothing is as beautiful as a white Christmas here. Of course, not every aspect about cold weather here is as welcome or appreciated. Take for instance the fact that you have to take steps to prepare your homestead for the frigid months ahead.
Your roof is the most important aspect of your home. As the first line of defense against the elements, it is of the utmost importance that your rooftop be ready to handle all that Old Man Winter has to give. You and your professional roofing contractor can work together to make sure that the winterizing checklist for your roof is all checked off.
Taking Care of Your Winter Roof Maintenance
Around early fall is when you should begin prepping your rooftop for the cold winter weather. Here are some of the steps that you can take to make that possible:
First and foremost, this is the ideal time for a tune-up. This gives a roofing expert the opportunity to check out the current condition and look for any existing issues that may need to be addressed. Taking care of minor repairs and making adjustments will help your roof be ready to act as a strong defense system.
If you know or find out that you need more insulation, this is the time to deal with it. The average home suffers a great deal of energy loss via the roofing system. Aside from jacking up your utility bills and adding extra strain to your heating system, it also is the leading cause of ice dams. These form when the edges of your roof line are much colder than the center, due to insufficient insulation. The ice traps melting snow, causing the water to backup under the shingles causing damage to your roof.Don't forget that this checklist should include the gutters, as well. Your gutters are an integral part of your roofing system and can help or hurt your roof. Clogged or damaged gutters cannot sufficiently do their job which all means damage to your roof, as well as posing a potential threat to the foundation of your home.
Getting the Best Possible Help
At Absolute Quality Roofing LLC., we are ready, willing and beyond capable of providing you with the work you need to prepare your roof for winter. It begins with a professional analysis in the form of a tune-up, and spans to cover any repairs or adjustments that you may need. Let us help you protect and winterize the most important aspect of your home – the roof!