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Tips for Winter Roof Maintenance

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Your roof is hugely important to your home’s structure. Roof problems can quickly become problems in a multitude of other areas – such as water damage or molding. Take care of your roof now and minimize damage in the winter months. To keep your roof in the best condition and avoid costly mid-winter repairs, you need to conduct a round of maintenance before the winter weather hits. If you do these tasks while the weather is still mild, you can save yourself trouble down the road.

Look at your roofline. Are any places bending or sagging? What about from the inside of your home? Can you see the roof sagging inward when you are in the attic? Typically, if your roof is sagging, you will need an inspection to address the issue and receive a recommended solution. You also may need to have the roof’s framing structure assessment.

This needs to be addressed before winter, as the extra weight of the snow and ice on your roof can make the problem worse!

Snow on a rooftop can look postcard perfect. Unfortunately, it can also wreak havoc if it’s left to sit for too long. Along with ice, snow creates a heavyweight on your roof. This means that anywhere it’s even slightly compromised could be at risk of major damage. If precipitation remains on your roof, it can create what’s known as an ice dam when it melts. Water on a roof is nothing new, but it’s the re-freezing that creates the issue. When temperatures drop below freezing (usually overnight), the melted ice hardens back up again. As a result, it creates a dam in or around your gutters, backing up any runoff precipitation. This can loosen your shingles or even create a leakage. Remove all ice and snow from your roof as quickly and thoroughly as possible to keep it dry longer. As the conditions can make the surfaces slippery, it’s often wise to give us a call at 663 Exteriors to come and take care of the issue for you.

There are many other possibilities when it comes to the damages winter can cause for your home. This is why it is so important to keep up with roof maintenance, and when you notice something wrong, to take care of it right away. If you are in need of a new roof, call 663 Exteriors in Dundee, Ohio at (330)466-6920 or contact us online. We offer both residential and commercial services and strive to give our customers top-quality service, earning us our reputation as Dundee, Ohio’s premier home improvement contractor. Trust us to help you with yours!

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