As winter sets in, more and more natural elements pose a threat to the durability and weather resiliency of your home. One of the components taking the most hits is your roof; after all, it is your first line of defense against snow, hail, ice and other elements. Fortunately, you can do so many things to keep winter weather roofing damage at bay.
Up and Above Contractors, your trusted local roofing and siding contractor, discusses three ways you can protect your roof this winter.
Remove Snow as Quickly as Possible
Leaving snow unattended for extended periods could overload your system and affect its structural integrity. Clear any snow on your roof as soon as possible to prevent moisture from seeping through the underlayment and into your home. Roof rakes are a handy tool for clearing snow from the roof, but they don’t always provide the best results. Call an expert to tackle the job. This won’t only ensure your safety; this will also guarantee the snow is completely removed from your roof.
Prevent Gutter Clogs
Gutters help drive water away from your roof as snow and ice melt. When they clog, your roof may be prone to dangerous ice dams. Stagnant water can freeze as the temperatures dip overnight, leading to ice damming in your downspouts. Seek help from a skilled roofing contractor to keep your gutters clean all the time.
Schedule Regular Inspections
If you’ve failed to use a roof rake or if you’ve noticed bigger problems on your roof, schedule an inspection right away. Pros like Up and Above Contractors can check your roof, gutters, and other parts of your exterior for damage. We’ll suggest repairs or replacements if we discover any issues that need prompt attention.
For all your winter roofing concerns, you can count on Up and Above Contractors. We don’t only provide complete roofing services; we also offer quality replacement windows and doors to ensure the overall protection of your home. If you’re ready to schedule a FREE consultation with our team, simply call us at (973) 531-4225 or complete our form. We serve homeowners in Northern NJ, and the nearby communities.