Halloween is here and winter is just around the corner. It may seem like you still have plenty of time to get ready for the winter, but the reality is if you don’t start soon, you will probably not properly prepare for the cold weather that is coming.
To help you get ready for winter, we’ve put together a checklist to help you prepare your roof for winter. If you have any trouble, give your trusted South Jersey roofing contractors a call at High Point Roofing.
Clean Your Gutters
Gutters are the key area for winter preparation. Clogged or overfilled gutters will let snow and moisture sit on your roof, rather than allowing it to properly flow through your gutters safely to the ground. When this heavy snow and moisture sit for too long, it can cause sagging, leaks and in severe cases, your roof to actually collapse.
Trim Trees Around Your House
Cold weather can make it easier for tree limbs to break. If you have a lot of trees around your roof or hanging over your home, it is important to trim them back. This will take the limbs away from your roof, so if they break and fall, they will have a clear path to the ground, instead of crashing on your home and roof.
Inspect The Attic and Ventilation
While it may seem like the only damage can be done from the outside of your home, if your home is not properly insulated and ventilated in the attic, you can notice some issues inside your home. The cold air that can creep into your home can cause an increase in heating costs and overuse of your HVAC system. In the long run, the issues inside your home can cause costly repairs.
Schedule A Roof Inspection
It is never a bad idea to schedule a roof inspection with a South Jersey roofing contractor before the winter. They can inspect your shingles, flashing and more to make sure everything is working properly and will keep your home safe.
The winter should be a time to enjoy the holidays, but failing to prepare your roof for the winter can make your winter a nightmare. Take the time necessary to ensure your roof is ready for the winter so you can stay warm inside.