Winter weather is coming. In some areas, the weather will be less severe than others. However, it never hurts to be prepared, and that includes your home’s roof. There are a few maintenance tips you can use to prepare your roof for winter in MO.
Check for Water Spots and Loose Vents
Water spots on your walls or ceiling could mean roof leaks. You don’t want leaks in your roof to persist in winter. Check your vents and shingles, too. Loose vents leave room for moisture to enter your home. If you are concerned about any of these problems, hire a professional roofer to inspect your roof for these problems. If any roof leaks are found, have them fixed immediately. You don’t want mold in your home, and waiting until after winter leaves your open to this sort of damage.
Clean the Gutters
Anywhere that water should be diverted away from your roof and home should be cleaned and checks. Gutters clogged with moist leaves create the potential for roof rot. This moisture may also freeze and weigh down your gutters and downspouts. When all that water melts, you could have a real mess on your hands. If you need some help with gutter cleaning, hire a professional.
Schedule a Professional Roof Inspection
If you do find that something may be wrong with your roof, there is only so much you can do. That is when it is time for you to hire a professional roofer for an inspection. A roof inspection will determine what problems you have, the extent of any damage, and what repairs you need, if any. There is always the chance that there is no immediate concern.
Whether you need roof repairs or installation, or to prepare your roof for winter, trust our roofing professionals at United Roofing Services. Call 816-228-1158 today.