As winter quickly approaches, it is time to prep your roof in anticipation for a mix of wind, precipitation and cold temperatures. The best strategy against roof damage is that of preemptive measures. Here are a few ways to take care of your roof during this unpredictable season of Georgia weather.
Trim Nearby Trees
Though snow is not always in the forecast, there are other types of precipitation that can cause great damage to a roof. Freezing rain, common to north and central Georgia, can gradually weigh down limbs and trees. Should these branches break, it could cause structural damage to a roof. Trimming trees that anywhere from 10-15 feet away from a home can decrease the probability of debris falling on a home due to weather.
Should there be articles of pine straw, sticks or leaves blocking gutters or accumulating on top of your roof, now would be a great time to clear it out. Snow, freezing rain and even hail can cling to debris on your roof. The combination of precipitation and debris on your roof can cause water-logging and eventually leaks.
Hire a Professional to Inspect your Roof
It is always a good idea to hire a professional to climb up on your roof and inspect shingles and possible areas of leaks. Being up on the roof gives a different perspective and trained professionals can check loose shingles, gutters, and areas that can occasionally create attic leaks. These are things that may not be seen by the untrained eye. Doing this sooner-than-later can prevent major damage in the winter. It also is wise to order an inspection to ensure that your roof is helping your HVAC system work to its highest potential.
As you can see, these preventative measures can drastically change the outcome of your roof during winter weather. We want to make sure you and your family are safe, sound, and warm! Give us a call today to schedule your FREE roof inspection. Servicing the Metro-Atlanta areas, we look forward to working with you.