Helpful tips and advice for home maintenance from your roof to your porch.
4 steps to get your roof and gutters ready for winter
These preventative steps will protect your roof against damaging winter weather.
Step 1: Check leaks, flashing and vents
Water spots on your ceiling and walls are a sign there is a potential leak. The most common leak-prone areas are where water can find its way into your home. Missing shingles, loose vents and poorly sealed flashing, present potential problems, so look over these areas of your roof first.
Step 2: Fix leaks fast
It is possible to perform some simple shingle and flashing replacements yourself, but it’s important to note that you should never put yourself in danger just to save a few bucks. If conditions aren’t ideal and you don’t have a full grasp of the situation at hand, hire a professional.
Step 3: Clean your gutters and downspouts
Clogged gutters and downspouts are disasters waiting to happen. Give rainwater a safe and unobstructed place to go at least three or more feet away from your home’s foundation.
Step 4: Schedule a professional inspection
There is only so much you can do to prepare your roof for the winter. If there is a problem that you can’t effectively fix, save time and headaches by calling in the pros. Trained eyes can often spot problems more easily, and these problems can often be fixed on the spot. It’s easy to find someone you can trust that’s also verified by others
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