Roofing systems are built to last but winters are harsh. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced roofing contractor, you can keep damage to a minimum and continue making the most of what your roof has to offer.
Here’s how you can mitigate winter roofing damage:
- Protect Against Ice Damming – Ice damming is problematic because not only does it promote snowmelt backing up into your roof but it can also lead to gutter damage when there’s simply too much buildup in troughs. To protect against ice dams, make sure your roof is properly vented. This keeps your attic cool, leading to less snowmelt and preventing excessive indoor condensation.
- Keep Gutters Clean – Throughout winter, you will have ice and snow on your roof thawing. You want all the snowmelt to properly drain away so it’s important to keep your gutters clean. Without gutter clogs, water can freely flow and drain, leaving nothing for an ice dam to form from.
- Trim Overhanging Tree Branches – With the addition of ice and snow, tree branches can get heavy, making them likelier to break off and fall on your roof. Do away with this potential issue by having overhanging tree branches trimmed where possible. Otherwise, you’re looking at a possible roof replacement during winter.
The Beauty of Regular Roofing Inspections
When it comes to mitigating damage, no matter the season, you can’t go wrong with scheduling regular roofing inspections. Spotting and addressing damage before it worsens is key, after all, to making your roof last. Ideally, you should have an inspection scheduled twice a year, as well as after severe weather events.
Pawcatuck Roofing Co. Inc. is your leading choice for quality roofing, siding and gutter products and services. Need roofing repair? Planning siding replacement? Our experts are ready to take care of your needs. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (860) 599-1024 or fill out our contact form. Request a FREE estimate today! We serve New London, CT, and the surrounding communities.