Professional roofing companies advise owners to take special care of their commercial or residential property in autumn. They have to think about the roof’s condition and have a clear picture before winter arrives. We asked experienced roofers from DNB Construction, LLC to put together a sort of a guide that can help all of us anticipate all autumn’s risks and plan necessary steps to secure our roofs.
Rule 1: Assess your roof’s condition
It’s vital to have a clear picture of your roof’s problems. This will help you take care of the exiting roof issues and learn more about its actual state. Think about your roof’s age and its last inspection. Consider your roof’s material and its drainage system. Consult experts for the gutters and drainage system. The moment you get the answers to all these questions, great chances are that you will easily resolve them and prepare adequately for winter.
Rule 2: Think about your roof’s weak aspects
To avoid unnecessary headaches in winter, think about the structural elements of your roof and their integrity. Give your best to take care of the large damp spots, holes, cracks, or leaks. If you have some problems with the attic ventilation, find a way to solve them. In case your insulation is torn-up, take care of it. You need to think about severe temperature drops and their impact on your roof, and therefore if unchecked all roof’s aspects can become weak and destroy the roof’s integrity bringing about enormous energy costs.
Rule 3: Inspect your drainage and gutters
It is necessary to inspect the roof’s drainage and gutters as important features for proper roof functioning. From the moment you consider gutters’ installation try to find professionals to do that. Give your best to make the gutters be regularly installed and cleaned at short intervals. If your gutters are misaligned, they will have difficulties channeling the water. Great problems may occur if there are some accumulated leaves or debris inside the gutters, so clean the gutters at least twice a month.
DNB Construction, LLC is there to help you prepare your roof for the winter by completing all necessary activities during summer. We know about all potential roofs vulnerabilities and our roofers can efficiently inspect your roof. What is more, we use long-term solutions to make your roof ready for the anticipating cold weather. Give us a call at 301-362-7663.