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How To Winterize Your Roof?

Winter can be a stressful time for your roof. Large amounts of snow and ice can weaken your roof and even cause leaks, leading to dry rot. It is important to keep an eye on your roof, especially during this time. With proper maintenance and preparation, you can protect your roof from winter weather.

Cleaning your gutters ahead of winter storms can help protect against ice dams. Ice dams can cause significant damage to the structure of your roof, as they can create leaks. When your roof is able to drain properly, the risk of ice dams is drastically decreased.

Trimming up overhanging tree limbs can protect you from damage once winter storms hit. A tree limb weighed down by heavy snow and ice can break off and cause damage to your roof, which can be costly to replace.

Look inside your attic once cold weather arrives. Small animals such as squirrels and raccoons can burrow in your attic and insulation to stay warm. The presence of these animals can cause disease and damage to your attic and ceilings, so make sure to drive them out before they can make themselves at home.

If you have any further questions about winterizing your roof, give us a call at (918) 558-ROOF (7663).