Winter storms can take a toll on even the sturdiest roof. To make sure your roof is ready for snow, ice and strong winds this winter, there are a few things you need to do ahead of time.
In this post, top-rated roofing company Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. shares a few essential tips on how to protect your roof from winter storm damage.
Monitor the Weather
Be proactive — always stay up-to-date on winter weather and keep an eye out for storms. This way, you can prepare your roof and the rest of your home before the arrival of the storm. Make sure to clear the debris on your roof before snowfall. It’s best to hire a professional to do this for you, especially if your roof is not easily accessible. If there are trees near your home, you should clear any branches that may fall on your roof during the storm.
Inspect Your Roof Regularly
Call a trusted roofer to check every part of your roofing system. Roof inspections allow you to discover a range of issues such as cracks, missing shingles and clogged gutters — which could lead to more serious damage once a storm hits your area. In case any roofing issues have been found, make sure to perform the necessary repairs before the weather turns bad.
Check Your Attic
Ensure your attic is in good condition and it’s properly insulated. Look out for gaps and any spots without proper coverage, and address these problem areas before winter starts. Don’t forget to check your roof vents too. Keep in mind that a well-ventilated roof is crucial as it distributes heat evenly throughout its surface. This prevents snow and ice from building up in one area.
Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co. is a family-owned and -operated company that caters to residential, commercial and industrial clients. Our services include roof replacement, storm damage repair, roof maintenance and more. Call us at (781) 826-7663 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.