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4 Tips for Protecting Your Roofing During Winter

Winter is here, and you have to take care of many household projects as a homeowner. However, you should always remember your roof while working around the house. You have to prepare and protect your roof during winter—and we have just the tips for you.

Get Rid of the Snow on Your Roof

Go up to your roof and get rid of any excess snow on your roof. You may find that snow can cause an excessive amount of pressure to accumulate on your roof, which can cause compromised structural integrity. If you don’t keep an eye on things, your roof could collapse on top of you in the worst-case scenario.

You might also have to deal with water leakage in your home when the snow melts. Shoveling the snow on your roof can also mitigate ice formation around your roof eaves. Call a professional roofer if this is already an issue. They can help if shingles are leaking or if your roof needs repairs.

Ventilate Your Attic

Ventilating your roof is an important part of any winter protection regimen. It can prevent mold, mildew, and ice overhang that you may have to deal with in the dead of winter. You need that free-flowing air running through your attic to keep your roof from leaking, damaging moisture. If you neglect this, you might have to also deal with ice dams, shingles that have popped out of place, frost, and wood rot.

Eliminate Built-Up Ice

Ice buildups can damage several structures in your home, both on the interior and exterior. Ice can rip a gutter off your home if it weighs too much. It can also damage shingles if they’re older. Melting ice could also seep through the shingles and into your attic and walls, causing mold and wood rot. Because of this, you’ll want to keep your drainage and gutter spouts free of snow and debris.

Trim Your Trees

You’ll be surprised by how useful tree trimming is in protecting your roof during winter. When you ensure that there aren’t any overgrown branches that can snap and fall over your roof, you can inadvertently clean your gutters. Smaller branches can also scrape against your roof during winter winds and cause damage. Trim your trees during winter months, and you’ll be well on your way to a protected roof.

There are many ways to protect your roof. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, give the roof repair and improvement professionals at Pro Home Services a call. We’ll expertly take care of all your roofing needs!

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