Get Your Roof Ready for Winter

Get Your Roof Ready for Winter

Winter is coming! And when it comes to your property, there's no better time than now to ensure your roof can withstand extreme weather.
With years of experience in fixing roofs for homes and businesses, Elevation Roofing & Restoration will help you get your roof ready for the most wonderful time of the year. So, grab a cup of hot cocoa and let us handle this.
Read "Winter roofing issues" for more details.

First Things First: Inspect Your Roof

Before making any movements, it's essential to know the current condition of your roof.

Check for Leaks: Inspect your attic for water stains or damp patches, as these can indicate leaks and poor ventilation.

Examine Flashing: Ensure the flashing is in good shape and properly sealed.

Investigate Shingles: Look for missing or damaged shingles that may need replacing.

Inspect Gutters: Clear clogged gutters and make sure they're functioning correctly to avoid damage to your roof.

If you are unsure about conducting the roofing inspection yourself, consider hiring Elevation Roofing & Restoration to get the job done right.

Tackle Roof Repairs Before Winter Strikes
Once you've identified any issues, it's time to take care of them before the snow starts falling.

Fixing Leaks: Leaks can worsen as ice and snow accumulate, leading to more severe and costly restoration work.

Replacing Damaged Shingles: Damaged shingles can't provide adequate insulation, and strong winter winds can aggravate the problem.

Updating Flashing: Replace damaged flashing and seal gaps to prevent water and ice intrusion.

Improve Ventilation: Ensuring proper ventilation for your roof is vital in winter, as this prevents ice dams and reduces moisture build-up.

Clean out your Gutters: Clean them to prevent blockages, ensuring efficient drainage of rainwater and snowmelt from your roof in the upcoming months.

Insulate Your Attic: Keep the Warmth In

Check the attic insulation and replace or increase its thickness if needed. This measure will keep the heat in and the cold out, ensuring your home stays cozy all winter long.

Install Heat Cables: An Extra Layer of Protection

Heat cables, also known as heat tape or roof heating cables, can prevent ice dams by melting snow and ice on your roof, allowing water to flow freely into gutters.

Winterizing your roof is a necessary step to take, but it doesn’t guarantee that it won’t be affected by snow and ice throughout the winter. If you encounter roofing problems this winter, we’d be happy to provide our services. Our skilled roofing team can spot and fix various roof issues.

Schedule your free estimate today to start the process!