Don’t take your roof for granted. Yes, it was a great investment. Now, it is a crown on your house and the first line of defense against harsh winter weather. Its role is to be the best possible protection to the house from the top down throughout the year and especially in hectic cold periods. So, devote some time to its maintenance every fall. To avoid any unpredictable costs and worries during the winter, be wise, and prepare your roof before the winter limits your repair efforts. Then, you’ll be relieved from any stress relax in front of your big-screen TV while it’s snowing outside. It’s handy to take a look at these five crucial roofing tips for the winter given by an experienced DNB Construction’s team.
1. Inspect your roof. A fact is that a regular inspection can prevent a roof leak and serious future costs. Therefore, a nice thought is to identify any anticipating problems and have them fixed before the winter. During a thorough pre-winter check-up, some minor issues or leaks may be successfully resolved. These include inspection of roof gutters, shingles, flashing, sealant, and valleys. The most efficient will be to schedule a roofing specialist firm whose staff can bring their professional ladder enabling them to carefully step on the roof and walk around it. Only this can provide a detailed estimation if all roof parts are functioning well.
2. Do ventilation and attic insulation check-ups. With winter knocking at our door, it’s necessary to protect the integrity of your roof and save utility costs accumulation. A properly operating attic ventilation and satisfactory insulation will ensure more money in your pocket since they keep the surface of the roof’s shingles colder, which actually prevents ice dams and damage to cause. If you had an ice dam last year, the best advice is to contact an insured roofing company to get your roof inspected and recommend a replacement of any elements if necessary.
3. Clean gutters. Fall residues are usually piles of leaves and twigs that get caught in your roof’s gutters. No matter how eye-catchy and colorful they are, it’s necessary to cleanse the gutters and make them as neat as a button. Spick and span gutters will assure you worry-free winter time since no fall’s leftovers are going to get clogged inside them. Additionally, a splendid idea would be to call a pest control specialist to pay a visit and remove, if there are, any visible signs of animals infestations, provided that birds, hornets, wasps, bees, bats, or squirrels may take up their residence on or in your roof.
4. Put up winter decor. Everyone is looking forward to family time during the winter holidays. So, anticipate them by decorating your house and its roof. Hang winter holiday lights and put all decorations on the doors, wall sides, and roof. Once the snow falls, it may be too risky to step on the ladder.
Being truly passionate about commercial, residential, custom homes roofing, and storm restoration, we at DNB Construction truly value the importance of every client’s property. So, stay warm this winter, and spend a great time with your family. Located in Rockville MD, we are 24/7 ready to help. Just give us a call at 301-362-7663.