Some homeowners make the mistake of waiting until spring to have their old roofing replaced, not knowing that harsh winter elements can make it more susceptible to leaks and severe damage. Heavy snow, powerful winds and melting ice can penetrate a dated roof, causing holes and allowing moisture into your foundation.
You must take preventive measures to maintain your roof and keep your home safe this winter. Here are some tips.
- Clear drains and gutters – You’ll want to keep an effective drainage system for your home when the snow begins to melt. Leftover autumn leaves in your gutters can cause clogs, preventing water to flow and drain off your roof properly.
- Trim surrounding trees – Roof repair experts recommend trimming tree branches that may become heavy with snow and break off onto your roof. If there are unstable ones that are at risk of falling, it’s a good idea to remove them altogether to avoid extensive damage.
- Remove snow after a big storm – Snow can melt easily, and, when left unattended, can cause damage in the form of water. It’s a must to remove some of the heavy snow off of your roof after getting hit by a big storm to prevent any structural damage.
- Have your roof inspected and fixed – Hire a professional like BSR to inspect your roof and make sure it’s in good condition for the cold months ahead. We’ll be sure to check every part of your system and recommend appropriate actions to take. Small issues can easily be solved by comprehensive roof repair services. For more extensive problems, however, a complete roof replacement may be necessary.
Prepare your roof and your home for whatever this season brings by following these simple tips. If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at BSR. Get a FREE consultation by calling us at (607) 678-3611 or by completing our form. We serve homeowners in Binghamton and Vestal, NY, and the surrounding communities.