Winter season is upon us, meaning the first snowfall is coming soon! Now is the time to start thinking about the best ways to ensure your roof will remain intact through winter. Though this isn’t a complete list of precautions to take, these tasks will be sure to get you started and help you keep up with roof maintenance!
Remove Snow From Your Roof
As picturesque as snow can look on our roof after a snowstorm, it’s essential to know when to remove it. This is especially vital if you live in an area where it snows often. Over time, the snow on your roof will get heavier and cause a great deal of damage if not dealt with beforehand.
One solution to this problem is to get a roof rake. You’ll be able to use this to remove the snow from your roof safely. A roof rake also has an extended rod, so you won’t have to rely on getting on a ladder and further risk your safety. Another option is hiring professionals to do the work for you!
Trim Nearby Trees
If you have trees near your home that hang on, above, or around your roof, it’s important to trim them. After it snows, they’ll get heavier and weighed down with snow and ice. If there are high winds or the branches become too heavy, they can snap off and damage the roof and gutters. Though you may be able to reach some branches, we recommend hiring professionals to finish the job for safety purposes!
Get an Inspection Before Winter Storms
There can be issues you may not catch even after looking around your roof or attic. So getting a professional inspection can save a lot of money from more severe damages in the long run. This way, you’ll be able to get the proper repairs done in time for harsh winter weather conditions. If you find that you’re due for an inspection or maintenance, give Patriot Roofing & Construction a call to schedule an appointment!
Call Us for Roof Maintenance, Inspections, and More!
At Patriot Roofing & Construction, you can rest assured that our experienced professionals can get the job done, and with quality. It’s important to note that we also offer storm damage services that you can learn more about on our website. You can also check out a list of other services we provide here!