As a homeowner, it’s important that you are well prepared for the upcoming winter months and that your home can adequately protect you against the cold weather. So, how can you prepare your home and roofing for the upcoming winter weather in Great Bend? In this article, we’ll discuss 4 steps you can take to prepare your roof.
Schedule a Professional Inspection
Having a professional roofing inspection done on your home is a great way to discover the main issues that need to be addressed before winter comes. You may find that your roofing has been damaged over the summer months due to storm damage or even just the extreme heat. This damage can range from broken and missing shingles to loose granules, leaks and water pooling, damaged gutters, and dented metal roofing.
It’s important that you find a reliable and professional roofing company that will give your roof a thorough inspection and be able to help you find the best solution for your residential roofing needs.
Clean Your Gutter System & Clear Away Branches
The winter months can bring a lot of snowstorms and melting ice. Due to this, it’s vital that your gutter system is properly installed, regularly maintained, and able to effectively channel water away from your roofing and prevent costly damage. Cleaning your gutter system and downspouts of all the debris and leaves will help your gutter system remain unclogged and prevent it from overflowing and causing ice dams.
In addition, trimming overhanging branches will help prevent them falling on your home and causing costly damage. Safely remove any weak branches or overgrown foliage near your roofing and home.
Ensure Proper Ventilation & Insulation
Have you noticed irregular temperatures in your home? Before it gets too cold, it’s a great idea to ensure that your home is properly insulated and ventilated. Having a professional inspection done will help you evaluate if there is more insulation that should be added that will help you regulate your home’s temperature, reduce your monthly electric bills, and ensure that you will stay warm this winter.
Have an Emergency Plan
It’s always a good idea to have a plan in place if you sustain any emergency damage during the winter months. Make sure that you gather storm damage resources from your local government. You can often find online guides on ways to prepare for various types of storms through your local government’s emergency management page. It’s also a good idea to have a local roofing company in mind that you know has past experience with storm damage repair and restoration in your city.
Shull Construction: Your Local Roofing Expert
Shull Construction, a reputable roofing company in Great Bend has been serving the area for 13 years and has expertise in storm damage restoration. Shull Construction is committed to providing Great Bend with high-quality and long-lasting home improvement solutions. It is our goal to set the standard for roofing and home services.
If you have questions about preparing your roofing for winter, get in touch with us to learn more about our services or to request a free estimate!