Winter is coming, which means so are the snow, ice, and freezing cold temperatures. Have no fear–Mesler Roofing & Exteriors is here to help you protect your roof from any damage that may come. We’ve compiled a list of steps you should take to ensure your roof stays in pristine condition, no matter what this winter throws at us.
Looking for a roofing contractor to help protect your roof this winter? Based in Lawrence and serving all of Northeastern KS, Mesler Roofing & Exteriors is here to help. Get in touch with us today!
Preparing Your Roof for the Winter
Clean Your Gutters
Before winter arrives, make sure to clean your gutters to remove all the fallen leaves and debris from the fall. Take it from us–you don’t want that to be there when the snow and ice come. It can lead your gutters to overflow and break.
Get Gutter Guards
If you want to save time in the long run and protect your gutters even more, you can install gutter guards to prevent buildup of leaves, debris, snow, and animals looking for refuge. Gutter guards are generally inexpensive and easy to install on your own.
Clear Off Debris
It’s always a good idea to clean off any debris that’s found a home on your roof. If leaves and branches aren’t cleared off, they can grow mold and weigh down your roof, which can eventually lead to damage. They can also cover up any damage that is already present.
Look Over Your Homeowner’s Insurance
Before the winter weather hits, take some time to review your homeowner’s insurance policy to determine which damages are covered. That way, if a storm hits, you won’t face any surprise costs. Don’t have homeowners insurance? It’s never too late to get it. Insurance will help cover any damage that may occur from a winter storm.
Examine Your Shingles
Any noticeable changes to your shingles could be an indication of roof damage. If you do notice any damage, contact a professional roofing company to replace any broken shingles before winter arrives. If left untreated, ice and snow could lead to even greater damage and more expensive repairs.
Trim Overhanging Branches
If your yard has any trees or branches that hang over your roof, it’s essential that you trim them down. A hanging branch could damage shingles, and any leaves or debris that may fall off can build up in your gutters and grow mold. Snow and ice can weigh the branches down and make the damage even worse.
Get a Roof Inspection Before the Cold Hits
After taking these steps to clean and examine your roof, it’s time to get an expert opinion. A professional roofing contractor will be able to determine if there is any damage and how to fix it. Getting an inspection before the winter weather comes will save you time and money in the long run.
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Get in Touch with Mesler Roofing & Exteriors!
Need some professional help protecting your roof this winter? Residents of Northeastern Kansas have trusted Mesler Roofing & Exteriors with all of their roofing needs for more than 40 years. When you need a roof inspection, some general maintenance, a major repair, or any other roofing services, contact us!