Every home and business owner should get their roof inspected at least twice
a year as a preventative for what could turn into serious damage. The best times to
get a roof inspection are right before summertime and then again in the fall before
the leaves completely fall off the trees and before the cold weather is in full swing.
Hiring a licensed professional to inspect your roof for any wear and tear will
give you peace of mind as you go through the upcoming winter months, especially
when the snow and ice arrive.
Below are some helpful tips to prepare your home for winter:
Have your roof inspected by a licensed professional to look for any
shingles that are curling, buckling or crackling because these will
need to be replaced. If there is a lot of damage it is ideal to get your
roof replaced prior to the winter season.
Have the professional you hire look for wind, hail or other types of damage
that could be used to file an insurance claim.
Have them also check the flashing around skylights, pipes and
chimneys because if there are evident gaps, the heavy snow will find its way in.
Inspect your gutters and downspouts to ensure there are no granules,
leaves or debris that could cause blockage or cause runoff not to flow
You can also prevent pricey disasters by trimming the large tree
branches that are leaning towards your home before the weight of
snow or ice weighs them down and causes them to fall on the roof and