The roof of your home is built to take on the elements brought about by the seasons, especially during winter. If you find any problems on your roof, think twice before you go up there by yourself. It’s risky to do even if you’ve taken safety precautions. You might accidentally cause more damage as well, and you’ll end up paying more than you should.
To help mitigate the damage on your roof during winter, here are a few tips that can be useful:
Trim Overhanging Tree Branches
With the temperature dropping gradually during this season, the winter wind passing through your area can be strong enough to knock down overhanging branches, which can potentially damage your roof’s shingles. Make sure to trim any overhanging tree branches to avoid potential roof damage.
Clean Off Mold and Mildew
If you notice the shingles taking on a slight green, yellow or black hue, then it’s very likely that your roofing system has a moss, algae, mildew or mold problem. These can damage your shingles and the sheathing underneath as well as produce a nasty odor. We recommend that you use the safest and most effective products on the market for wiping out invasive growth.
Install Insulation in Your Attic
You might think that you already have enough insulation, but just to be sure, have your attic inspected. You might be surprised at how much you actually need!
Proper insulation protects your home’s interiors from snow and ice that’s accumulated on your roof during a winter storm. Insulating your attic and the areas above your ceilings also keep your home warmer and cozier without having to worry about moisture problems.
Whether it’s a roofing or a remodeling project, you can trust our team at AllPoint Construction to get the job done efficiently. Reach us at (734) 526-4955 or by filling out our convenient online contact form.