Winter can put your home’s exterior to the test. Many things are needed to do regular maintenance on your home, but in the winter, the extreme cold, weight of snow, and added moisture can wreak havoc on your roof. Here are some items you should consider when getting your home ready for winter.
Minnesota Winter Blues
Before you head into winter, take a look at your specific situation and any potential issues that may occur in your area and home. Here are some common roof problems that can affect your roofs through the cold winter months.
With severe weather comes opportunities for damage to your roof, including wind and rain damage to your shingles In areas that experience severe weather, doing a visual inspection twice a year should be a high priority on your home’s checklist.
When you don’t have proper ventilation in your attic, you run the risk of condensation, which can lead to mold. This happens because of the mixing of the colder and warmer air temperatures of the exterior and interior of your home.
Tree Limbs & Critters
When the ice and snow build up on tree limbs, they can get very heavy. Mix this with a winter storm, and this could spell disaster. Checking your trees for dead limbs and potential problems could save you some disastrous emergencies during the wintertime. Another issue could be animals making a warm home in your attic. A visual inspection should be done of your attic, to make sure no easy access point exists.
When snow and ice build-up in your gutters, it can keep the water from falling off your roof and away from your home. This build-up is called an ice dam, and it can spell bad news if left untreated. From the accumulation of water to the sheer weight of the ice and snow, this can damage your roof in different ways.
As a homeowner, you desire to maintain both your home and your loved ones. Icicles are a dangerous build up of ice that freezes as it is dripping off your roof. These can break off and harm people walking under them. They can also harm your home by either causing extra stress to your roof and gutters, or by melting and possibly causing moisture buildup.
Call Four Point Construction Today- Your Local Professional Roofers!
Seasoned homeowners will know the importance of getting your home ready for winter. Newer homeowners may be learning to prioritize the winterization process. No matter how prepared you were this winter, make sure you are ready next year. Call Four Point Construction today, to get the inside scoop in regards to what you need to plan for next year. If you are experiencing any issues this winter, we can come out and help you figure out what is needed. We pride ourselves in exceptional customer service, as well as professional integrity. Call us “For On Point Service.” We would be honored to help you protect your family and home!