With winter approaching quite quickly, homeowners, not unlike yourself, are left scrambling in attempts to discover ways in which they can prepare their roof for the cold season. Take a deep breath, there are a number of ways you can make sure your roof is able to withstand the wear and tear of a drawn-out winter. And just so you know, it is those harsh winter months that your roof is most likely to sustain damage. This being the case, it is recommended you prepare your roof for the winter in the months leading up to it. Should you discover damage upon your inspection, don’t hesitate to call your Louisville roofing contractor.
Like we just hinted, you need to conduct a thorough inspection of your roof. Be on the lookout for any changes that may have occurred since your last inspection. Check for things like broken or loose shingles or cracked flashing, and don’t forget to inspect the inside of your home for wet spots that might indicate a leaky roof.
Clogged gutters are one of the more common causes of damage to your roof. We know how you love spending your weekends in the fall watching football, but what fun is watching a playoff game when you need to deal with a damaged roof? Take the time to ensure your gutters are free from debris.
If you do happen to find problems, it is best you give us a call. Damage to key components like flashings could mean serious leaks when the rain falls. Roof maintenance is an important chore that should not be overlooked.