Winter weather can be unforgiving, and if your roof is not ready to withstand the elements, you could be in trouble. To make sure that your home has a sturdy roof over its head to keep the cold out, contact the experienced contractors at KPI, Jr. Exteriors, LLC. When you turn to us for roofing, siding, or any other project, we make sure that your next project is our business.
As you are preparing for winter, there are a few things that you can do by yourself to get your roof ready. Self-inspections can not only keep you ready for the elements, but can also make you aware of what we should focus on when you turn to us for any job.
Check Your Flashings
Your flashing can be found at any point where your roofing meets the walls of your house, as well as chimneys and other similar spots around the house. These are put in to keep water and moisture from getting into your home, and if there are issues during winter, it could be catastrophic. Periodically check them to make sure everything is right, and give KPI, Jr. Exteriors a call if something seems off.
Clean Your Gutters
One of the most common roots of all roof problems during the winter is clogged gutters and drains. If leaves, dirt, and debris are stuck in them when it rains or snows, ice dams can form in your roof. Mold and mildew can also enter your roof if there are issues with your gutters. Making sure they aren’t loose, because inclement weather combined with backed-up gutters can lead to significant damage.
Don’t Forget About the Attic!
Your attic might be the most overlooked part of roofing care, especially this time of year. The key here is to make sure you have proper ventilation, or else humidity and condensation can cause rot and mold under your roof that could be harmful to your family and your roof. Ice dams can also form in your attic when heat gets trapped in the attic and under your shingles, so checking your ventilation is a must at this time of year. Below you will find even more tips on how to prepare your attic for winter.
The importance of fixing roofing issues before winter cannot be stressed enough. If you notice anything out of the ordinary that needs to be addressed, the team at KPI, Jr. Exteriors wants to be able to fix any problems before it’s too late. To schedule an appointment or get a free quote, call us today at 609-372-5543.