Much like plumbing and other home systems, your roof needs a little bit of tender love and care to prepare for the harsh and upcoming winter. Even if winter is not harsh this season, it is best to complete some preparation tasks to ensure your roof is protected. Just how does the cold season affect your roof? The severe weather can tear materials off or cause leaks and abnormal wear.
- Attic Insulation: Attic insulation plays a huge role in how your home retains and loses heat. It can prevent formation of ice on your roof and improve your home’s efficiency. Check this system and add insulation as necessary.
- Gutters & Downspouts: It is always a good idea to clean your gutter system. Gutters have a habit of collecting debris and leaves. When these fill your gutter and downspout, water will be unable to escape, leading to freezing problems.
- Landscaping: With winter coming, assess your landscape. Any overhanging branches on your yard trees should be dispatched quickly. These have a tendency to fall with the first stiff wind and can damage your roof and your home.
- Roofing Inspection: Any current damage can be worsened by cold weather. Having your local roofing contractor inspect your roof for any present damage can allow you to reinforce your home before the worst gets here.
When prepping your roof for winter, call United Roofing Services at 816-228-1158 for your roof inspection in Kansas City, MO and Blue Springs, MO. We are always ready to answer your questions!