Roof and Gutter Winter Preparation

If this upcoming winter was anything like last year’s winter in Boston, you will want to make sure you are fully prepared for anything that could happen. It’s important to take the time and effort to make preparations for your home, especially your roof and gutters. Your roof may seem fine now but there could be some hidden damages that might get worse once the first snowstorm hits.  Here are some helpful tips for this winter to ensure your roof is in top condition:

  • Inspect your roof: It’s important to check your roof prior to the cold weather conditions for any leaks, cracks, broken shingles, blistered shingles, or cracked flashing and get it taken care of right away.
  • Clean your gutters: Clogged gutters can cause severe problems to your roof, remove any leaves, pine needles, or any other foliage. Always make sure to clean them on a regular basis and check to see if water is flowing properly to avoid ice dams.
  • Check inside your home: Check areas in your home like the attic, upper crawlspace, and roof space for water damages and leaks. Dark stains and drips are the main giveaways to check if you have a roof leak.

During the winter is when the roof and gutters sustain the most damage, it’s important to take the upcoming months to make preparations. For more information on roof and gutter maintenance this winter,give us a call today!

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