4 Winter Roof Maintenance Tips

roof in winterYour roof is one of the most important systems in your home. By maintaining your roof throughout the year, you can help your roof last longer and gain peace of mind that your home and family are protected. Learn how to take care of your roof this winter.

1. Have your roof inspected

While you’re calling to set up a chimney inspection and furnace cleaning this winter, call to set up a roof inspection too. When you have your roof inspected annually, you can take care of little problems before they turn into big problems that threaten the safety and structure of your roof.

At Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof, we perform a 17-point roofing analysis where we check all components of your roof, estimate your roof’s life span, and take care of things so your roof is in its best shape going into the demands of winter.

2. Check your gutters and flashing

If your gutters are clogged, water will freeze before it can drain off your roof in winter. This leads to ice dams that not only threaten your safety, they threaten the integrity of your roof. If flashing is worn, snow and ice can penetrate the roofing membrane and cause water damage. Left unchecked, this leads to rot, mold, and mildew.

Have gutters cleaned and flashing repairs to preserve your roof’s integrity.

3. Check attic ventilation

Did you know there’s a relationship between attic ventilation and your roof? When your attic lacks proper ventilation, you’ll experience condensation problems, which can threaten the integrity of your roof. Insulating the attic will improve your home comfort, lower energy bills, and preserve your roof.

4. Remove snow

Throughout winter, it’s important to remove snow. Snow is heavy, and your roof may not be built to handle the extra weight of a bad winter. Freeze and thaw cycles can turn snow to even heavier ice. Before the first big storm hits, identify a company that can shovel snow off your roof. Going up on your roof is dangerous at any time of year, but especially in winter, and you don’t want to get hurt.

Schedule a Roof Analysis

Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof offers comprehensive roofing analyses for homeowners in the Cincinnati area. Schedule a roof analysis, find out how healthy your roof is, and get your gutters cleaned to be winter ready. For a free estimate, call us today!