Keeping up with roof maintenance is one of the most important aspects of home ownership. If you neglect your roof care, serious issues will occur that can not only cost you a significant amount in repairs, but can also put your family directly in harm’s way.
As the winter rapidly approaches, it’s important to make sure your roof is fully prepared to withstand the possibility of another brutal, icy winter. Your roof should be professionally inspected at least twice a year, in normal circumstances, but if you live in an area that gets hit with heavy snowstorms, there are more preventative measures you need to take.
We’ve seen some brutal winters, but the Farmer’s Almanac is expecting Winter 2016-2017 to be the worst winter in years. You can’t just sit back and hope nothing happens to your roof. If you have any doubts about the reliability of your roof, contact an experienced roofing company and have them fully secure your roof for the winter. It’s important to maintain proper roof safety while you’re working high up, so if you are uncomfortable at all with performing these tests, contact Robbins Roofing to assist you.
- Check for Debris — Make sure you clean out your gutters every few weeks to make sure they don’t build up and cause strain on your home. Also, after any rain, snow, or windstorm, it’s recommended to inspect your roof and clear off all debris.
- Beware of Ice — Once winter is in full effect, beware of ice accumulating on your roof and around the outside of your home. Large icicles can cause serious damage if left unattended. Make sure you watch out for ice dams building up near your gutters and roof drains, too. Because these ice dams prevent proper water flow away from your roof, they also damage your roof’s structure.
- Emergency Roof Repair — Unless you’re fully comfortable (and experienced) performing these kinds of jobs, you should let professional roofers handle any emergency winter repairs this year. If you try to take on roof repairs yourself, you could end up seriously damaging both your home and your back in the process. Instead, contact Robbins Roofing and relax safely inside the comfort of your own home.
Robbins Roofing has experienced roofing contractors in Oklahoma City for any situation.