Winter in Dallas generally arrives in December, with nights of freezing weather, but few precipitations (usually not more than 2-3 inches of snow – if it snows!). Ice and snow accumulations happen only very rarely and are not a big concern.
Also, between cold fronts, the weather is mild, in the winter. Statistics show an average of 33 days per year where the weather is freezing at some point. However, building owners must perform the regular roof maintenance, before the arrival of winter, to ensure that they can enjoy peace of mind during the cold season.
Here is a list of things you should do to prepare your roof for the worst:
- Check the integrity of the roof. Make sure there are no damaged materials and vulnerabilities that may turn into problems requiring repairs in the middle of the winter.
- Trim the trees near your house to minimize damage from falling branches during winter ice storms.
- Clean the gutters to prevent ice dam formations and also ensure safe water evacuation.
- Take a look at the chimney and identify potential cracks or broken parts. Also make sure that the flashing is in good condition to prevent water infiltrations. It’s best to have the best Dallas roofing contractors do the job, for professional results.