Winter weather can take a toll on even the sturdiest roof. What can you do proactively to reduce the risk of damage to your roof this winter? Read on as the asphalt shingle and metal roofing experts at Done-Right Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. share a few tips on protecting your roof from winter storm damage.
Check the Weather Forecast
Keep an eye out for storms by regularly checking weather forecasts. By knowing what kind of weather to expect in the next few days, you can make some preparations and ensure your roof and the rest of your home are adequately protected from any severe weather that may occur. For instance, you should clean any debris off your roof before heavy snowfall.
Inspect Your Roofing System
Have a roofer check every component of your roofing system to see if there is any damage or potential issue that could lead to more serious trouble once the storm hits. Perform roof repair as needed, particularly if your roof has cracks or missing or loose shingles. Additionally, make sure there is no debris buildup in your gutters.
Ensure Your Attic Is in Good Condition
Your attic should also be part of your routine check. Make sure it’s in good shape and properly insulated. If there are gaps or areas without proper coverage, these should be addressed before the weather worsens. Your roof vents should be properly working too. Keep in mind that roof ventilation enables heat to be distributed evenly throughout the surface of your roofing, preventing snow and ice from accumulating too much in one spot.
Done-Right Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. delivers top-notch residential and commercial roofing services. From residential roof replacements to flat roofing solutions, our team can ensure quality work that meets your needs. Call (905) 875-2888 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.