5 Tips to Get Your Roof Ready for Winter 

As winter is slowly approaching, the weather is also getting colder. But in the tri-states, winter means heavy snow on your roof and therefore you might wonder if your roof is able to withstand the potential damage.  

Depending on your current roof’s condition, there are several factors to get your roof prepared. In this article, we share five tips to determine if your roof is ready for this upcoming winter.  

1. Clean Your Gutters

The gutter is the pipe situated along the edge of your roof that carries rainwater away from your home. Those pipes tend to accumulate a lot of debris, including fallen leaves in autumn. Cleaning your gutters instantly prevents clogs and would also allow snowmelt and rainwater to properly drain off in winter.  

2. Seal Your Chimney Flashings

A chimney flashing is a metal material that is specifically made to protect the chimney and roof from water damage and penetration. Sealing your flashings is really important, as it is usually overlooked and tends to be a spot where leaks start to develop. 

3. Look For Signs of Water Damage in Your Attic

It’s very common that water damage that appears in your attic is directly due to roof leakage. Signs of water damage in your attic could include mold, wet stains on the wall, or sagging areas in the roof.  

4. Keep Pests Out of Your Home

As winter is coming, the temperature is getting colder, and pests are looking for a warm place to stay. They usually find their way into your home through the roof. However, keeping animals out of your home can prevent damage and discomfort.  

5. Consider a Roof Replacement

Fall is a great season to replace your roof and ensure that your roof will be strong enough for the colder months.  

Feeling concerned about your roof? You can contact us to schedule a free assessment with one of our experts to determine if your roof has any issues.