As the holidays are slowly making its way through, you might have already noticed the sudden drop in temperature. For many regions, the cold winter effects may also include snow conditions and possible strong winds that will cause damage to your home. In this guide, we will discuss some of the best things you can do to prepare for the cold winter season.
Here are 4 ways you can prepare your roofing system for snow.
Follow Regular Inspections and Maintenance
Before the winter season hits, always be sure to check the inside of your home for any ceiling damage such as dark spots or blisters. These signs are all warnings of damage from the roof system. You will need to check for any damp spots located near the openings such as doors, windows, and fireplaces. The cold damp weather will cause the heat to escape through the leaks and end up costing you more than you should on your electricity bill.
Search For Missing Shingles or Tiles
Another thing you must do to protect your roof is to scan the area for any signs of damage such as the dark patches or missing shingles. You must be able to look for any curling or cupping, chipped areas or buckled shingles. These are all signs that your roof is uneven. Once you’ve noticed anything missing, you will need to schedule an immediate replacement.
Inspect For Moss
Due to the damp weather, you can expect black algae and moss to grow on the roof. While this can affect the overall appearance of the roofing system it will not cause any damage to the foundation. However, if you notice moss within the roof and along the foundation, this can lead to serious problems. Moss tends to thrive on water. As a result, It will moisten your roof and cause it to show early signs of aging. You can use special products that contain potassium salts of fatty acids that help to get rid of moss.
Check Out the Chimney
If you are considering replacing your roof, you will need to check for any damage or flashing in the chimney area. This is to ensure that it is not peeled off or dislodged. Once you have determined the quality of the chimney, you can also check for damage in the vents, structures, and skylights that may interfere with the setting of the roof.
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