As we are watching the temperatures plummet over the last week or two, everybody is thinking about what is coming next. Snow, ice and extreme cold weather. As people start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas that are coming soon, home preparations for the winter are usually very low on the list if at all.
We have been blessed to work in the roofing industry for decades now and know that this is the best time of year to make preparations to inspect your roof and share it is ready for the months ahead.
Here are our recommendations to ensure that your roof is prepared for the winter weather that is imminently coming our way:
1) If you have identified any leaks, be sure to fix them right away. Even the smallest leaks can turn into real problems if left unattended. The last thing you want is any riding insulation or mold to gain access to your home at any time of year. You might be concerned about the cost of this but there’s always the chance that you can make some simple flashing or shingle replacements yourself by visiting a home-improvement store and getting your own supplies.
2) inspect all of your events, and flashing for leaves. Look for water spots on your ceilings or walls as this would be a good way to tell if you have a legal issue. If you have missing shingles or any events that are loose, these are potential problem areas & need to be addressed quickly.
3) as a precautionary measure, be sure to clean out your gutters and your downspouts. If these are clogged, they are potential disasters that you need to address now. You want to make sure that any rain or any other weather can safely drain away from your foundation. The last thing you want is water to build up around your foundation and then the weather turns extremely cold and it turns to ice which has potential to crack your foundation.
4) for ultimate peace of mind and security for the upcoming winter weather, you might want to consider having a professional reference action completed by a certified roofing company in Albany.
Ultimate Roofing is a full-service roofing contractor serving Albany and the surrounding Capital Region. We would be honored to do a full roof inspection for you at no charge to give you a sense of the condition of your roof and any preparations you might consider making.