Different seasons can damage your roofing in different ways. Now that winter is just about here, you’ll want to make sure your system is prepped and ready to tough out the snow, ice and freezing temperatures it brings. But how exactly do you get started?
- Check your roof ventilation. A “hot” roof, resulting from an overheated attic, can actually cause ice dams during the winter. What happens is the snow and ice accumulating on the warmer roof surface melts and refreezes along the eaves and gutters. When enough time has passed, ice dams will develop, causing damage to your gutters and making your roof susceptible to leaks.
But no worries – you can prevent this by making sure your roof vents are in good shape. They help reduce the potential of heat buildup in the attic by ensuring smooth and continuous airflow in the space. This means your roof can remain cool, which in turn, eliminates the possibility of ice dam formation.
- Have your roof inspected by a trusted professional. A roof inspection is crucial at the beginning of every season. You’ll want to make sure your system doesn’t have issues that may worsen later on when winter is at its peak. For this reason, turn to a reliable GAF roofing contractor like Pritchett Bros for a comprehensive roof checkup. We’ll determine whether your system does have issues and deal with them as necessary to maintain its weather performance and extend its service life.
- Clear the snow off your roof periodically. Snow can pile up on your roof during the winter. And while the roof structure is designed to handle the additional weight placed upon it, there’s still such a thing as too much snow. Before snow buildup causes unnecessary strain on your roof structure, clear it away whenever possible.
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Choosing Pritchett Bros means working with a licensed, insured and certified roofing company that not only meets your needs, but also exceeds them. Look no further than us for a smooth and worry-free roofing experience. We proudly serve the areas in and around Bloomington and Bedford, IN. Call us today at (812) 275-3185, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.