With the first snow in Colorado, fall is in full swing and winter is rapidly approaching. It is important to know how to get your roof ready for winter to make sure you stay warm and dry all winter. There are a few simple maintenance steps you can do to prevent leaks, debris, and other such inconveniences. If you don’t feel comfortable doing maintenance on your roof or businesses roof, call SRC and we can do all the necessary checks for you.
Consider these preventative steps to help your roof be prepared for the colder months ahead.
Step 1: Check leaks, flashing and vents
Water spots on your ceiling and walls are a good sign there’s a problem. The most common leak-prone areas are cracks where water can squeeze its way inside your home or business. Missing shingles, loose vents, and poorly sealed flashing are all potential problems.
Step 2: Fix leaks fast
Even small leaks can lead to big problems if not taken care of. If you don’t want mold or rotted insulation in your home or business, act on the warning signs at first sight. If conditions aren’t ideal and you don’t have a full grasp of the situation at hand, hire a professional to come help you with your big or small needs.
Step 3: Clean your gutters and downspouts
The first big winds and rains tend to rustle remaining leaves and tree debris loose, where they invariably will find their way onto your roof and inside your gutters. Clogged gutters and downspouts cause build up on your roof, be sure to give all the rainwater and snow a safe escape from your homes roof and foundation through your gutters.
Step 4: Schedule a professional inspection
If a problem arises that you can’t effectively fix, save time and call in the experts so they can make sure your home or business is properly prepped for the colder months ahead. Trained eyes can often spot problems more easily, and these problems can often be fixed on the spot.