It is time to begin preparing your home’s roof for winter. The summer season has come to an end and you will want your roof prepared. The North Lake Tahoe Basin of California has very cold winters and snow and ice pose a serious problem for many home’s roof. The ice can damage a roof while the snow can weigh down the roof’s structure and even cause the roof to collapse. This is why it is essential to make sure that your home roof is properly prepared. Nickerson Roofing will share how you can begin preparing your roof for cold winter weather.
To begin preparing your home’s roof for the cold weather season, clean off the roof. Free it of all debris such as leaves, twigs and even bird nests if needed. Yard debris can act as a sponge and hold in moisture. You will want all debris off your roof before the colder temperatures kick in. Additionally, Michigan is still in its rainy season. Make sure you pick a day that is dry if you are going to do any roof cleaning. Make sure to be thorough and check the tiles or shingles. Make sure there is no debris trapped underneath them. This basic roof cleaning can help prevent damage and save you down the road.
With all of the summer rain, debris most likely flooded inside your gutters. Part of the preparation for colder weather is cleaning out your gutters. If the gutters don’t get cleaned and are clogged this can cause many issues for your roof. Clogged gutters can force water to build up on your roof or flow into areas that are not protected. Additionally when gutters become clogged they get heavy and in so doing will separate away from the roof causing roof damages. Rust can begin to erode your gutters as well. Lastly if the gutters are clogged and water is trapped inside, during the winter the water will freeze and ice will expand and damage the gutters.
Come fall you will also want to make sure your attic is properly ventilated. If the attic doesn’t have enough air flow, moisture can get trapped in your attic which can lead to wood rot and mold. To help protect the attic and your home from the cold you will want to inspect your home’s insulation. Over time attics may require to be re-insulated. Make sure the attic vents are open and cleaned to provide efficient air flow. Have your attic insulation inspected and if needed re-insulated for proper protection and efficiency. While in the attic check the interior roofing structure and look for weaknesses or damages that may pose a problem for winter snow.
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For those who don’t know too much about their roof and how to properly prepare them for winter, contact a professional. They can do a full inspection of the outer roof and the interior roof structure and insulation. They will be able to detect in major problems and have them repaired or replaced before winter. Roof inspections are essential for areas that have cold, wet winters. Greater Truckee, CA homes are prone to snow and ice damages and need to be taken seriously. If you need your roof inspected or you need help preparing your roof for winter, contact Nickerson Roofing for all of your roofing needs.