Winterizing your roof will help you get through the season with the most severe weather without having to worry about your comfort and safety. Here are some operations that must be done every year before the arrival of winter, either by building owners, or specialized roofers with Dallas roofing companies.
Check the roof to identify different potential problems such as damaged, loose or missing tiles, which may result in leaks during winter storms or when snow is melting away. Also pay attention to other elements and accessories of the roof and, if necessary, solve problems as quickly as possible, before the ice and winter winds turn them into disasters.
Preventing ice dams, icicles and snow accumulation
First, make sure the roof is properly ventilated. Another measure you can take to avoid manual cleaning of the roof in winter repeatedly is the installation of a de-icing system, which will get you rid of season-specific problems.
Clean the gutters
The drainage system diverts annually thousands of liters of water from the outside walls and from the foundation of your house. This is why it is so important to keep it clean. Clogged gutters can lead to damaged exterior walls and water in the basement. Besides, they are also more prone to rust and corrosion.
Insulate your attic
If you haven’t done it before, this year you may be able to insulate the attic before winter, which will reduce the value of your heating bills.