A roof is one of the most important parts of a house, as it protects us from the elements. A roof is even more vital in the in the winter when harsher weather occurs. Bad weather reveals the state of your roof
causing problems that could have been avoided. At Pinnacle Roofing we always recommend to prepare and maintain the life of your roof so it is reliable when you need it most. Before winter we recommend the following:
1. Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts
Gutters were created to direct water away from your roof. If gutters are full of debris damage can occur because rain can collects on the roof or in the wall. 2. Have Your Roof Evaluated to Prevent Ice Dams
Heat that escapes from your attic in cold weather prompts ice or snow to melt causing water to run down your roof. When this water encounters a colder section of the roof it refreezes producing a rim of ice. As this rim of ice grows collecting more water behind it, it creates an ice dam.
3. Check Insulation
Insulation is key to not only preventing ice dams, but saving energy and keeping heat inside your home. Research has shown about 78% of homeowners
have not added any insulation to their attic, just due to the fact they already thought it was insulated enough.
4. Get Your Roof Inspected by a Professional
Getting your roof professionally inspected can help detect possible damage or deterioration that could become worse with winter weather. Help avoid bigger issues by scheduling a roof inspection
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