With winter season fast approaching, any roofing contractor would advise homeowners and building managers to begin maintaining their roofing systems. That way, they can deftly avoid any damage that the season can cause such as moisture issues. As such, as a home or property owner, it’s your responsibility to learn how to care for your roof during the season.
Here are the four different ways you can protect your roofing system from winter moisture damage.
Make Sure Your Attic is Well Ventilated and Insulated – With the winter season arriving, experts recommend that you have your attic well-ventilated and insulated to protect your roof from winter moisture damage. This is because by doing so, you can prevent ice dams from forming on your roof, which in turn prevents it from suffering from moisture damage and leaks during the winter.
Have the Roof Inspected – Before you can make any modifications to your attic, you need to have them inspected first and since you’re already doing this, experts recommend that you have the roof inspected as well. That way, a trained professional can go up your roof and check to see if it sustained any form of damage that may result in your roof sustaining winter moisture damage and repair it accordingly.
Clean the Gutters – Alternatively, it’s also highly recommended that you have a professional clean your gutters as well. This is because if dirt and debris are left to accumulate on your gutters and downspouts, snow and ice could follow during the winter season. This in turn can result in moisture damage for your roof.
Have Your Trees Trimmed – Finally, don’t hesitate to have your trees trimmed before the winter. In fact, it’s highly recommended that you do this every now and then because if your trees are overgrown and extends to your roof, a strong gust of wind or the accumulation of snow could cause it to snap and fall on your roof, causing punctures that can allow leaks into your home during the winter season.
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