The fall and winter months can take a heavy toll on your roof and gutters if you’re not prepared.
You might also have messy gutters to deal with when spring arrives. Windy fall storms can make minor roof damage worse and clog up your gutters with leaves, while winter weather can lead to ice dams. Find out how you can get the outside of your home ready for the upcoming seasons.
Install a New Gutter System
If your gutters are in bad shape, fall weather can make them even worse. Your gutters can end up being filled with debris, which means that rainwater can’t get through them. This increases the risk of water damage affect your home. Installing a new gutter system with a leaf guard helps ensure that water can flow away from your home exterior. The leaf guard also prevents leaves and other debris from filling up your gutters, so you won’t have to spend a lot of time cleaning them next spring.
Schedule a Roof Inspection for Ice Dams
Ice dams form when snow or ice melts too quickly on your roof and refreezes at the edge. This can cause ice blockages in your gutters that cause water to seep under your eaves and into your home. Have a professional roofing company inspect your roof and gutter system for areas where ice dams could form. If needed, you can have roof and soffit vents added or additional insulation placed in your attic to help keep your roof colder. This prevents snow and ice from melting too quickly.
Have Minor Roof Problems Repaired
Minor problems with your roof might not seem like a big deal, but they can become serious issues thanks to fall and winter weather. Storms can tear off loose roof tiles, leaving your home more vulnerable to water and wind damage. Gaps around vents and chimneys and damaged flashing can also let water in. You can prevent these problems by having roofing professionals in Canton check your roof for damage and perform any needed repairs now instead of later.
If you need help preparing your roof and gutters for fall and winter, contact Victors Roofing. We offer high-quality roofing services in the Canton area.