Homes in Utah see lots of snowfall and moisture during the winter season. Protecting your roof from damage isn’t as difficult as you might think, with the help of professionals and using the right equipment. Lifetime Roofing offers roof cleaning and inspection that can help keep your home safe and clean during the winter. Protect your roof during the winter with the following tips and roof advancements.
1- Remove Debris From Gutters
Neglecting your gutters can make snow and ice pile up on top of debris which can cause ice dams. Working to clear gutters helps move moisture away from your home and will protect your roof during the winter. Damage from ice dams is common and can cause you to replace your roofing material.
2- Use A Roof Rake
Heavy snow can cause your roof to cave in or start to leak. Roof rakes help you to safely remove snow while standing firmly on the ground. Taking heavy wet snow off your roof will save you from a total roof repair or dealing with leaks or holes while it is cold outside.
Roof rakes can be found at your local hardware store and are relatively inexpensive. Buying a roof rake is just as important as having a snow shovel during the winter. Saving yourself from injury and climbing on your roof can be done with a roof rake.
3- Make Repairs Before A Large Snow Storm
If your home is already missing shingles, has cracks, or is warped in places, you will want to repair these problems before a big winter storm. Minor repairs can be made much worse by excess snow and lead to high costs.
Making sure that small repairs are done before major snow hits will keep you safe and dry inside your home. In order to protect your roof during the winter from leaks or interior damages you can invest in roof maintenance and inspections.
4- Insulate Your Attic
Making sure your home is properly insulated will save you money on your energy bills and keep your home comfortable. When your attic isn’t insulated, moist air from the lower parts of your home drifts up and can freeze or condensate in the attic. Mold or mildew can begin to grow inside the attic and cause health problems for those in your home.
5- Invest In Heating Cables
Attaching heating cables to your roof will save you from having to remove the snow yourself. Once installed the cables can be turned on with the push of a button. The heating cables will melt the snow and help it to run off your roof into your gutters. Using this method will force homeowners to have clear gutters to make sure the moisture actually escapes from their homes.
Insulate your attic before the winter weather hits so that as the temperature fluctuates, your attic will stay dry. Condensation can be hard to notice until it is too late, so taking proactive measures will protect your roof during the winter.
6- Trim Trees Around Your Home
Keeping gutters clean and preventing damage to your roof can be helped with regular tree trimming. This will prevent large branches from landing on your roof and creating holes. Sticks from trees can clog gutters and leaves that fall during autumn can build up and become moldy on your roofing material. Clearing long tree branches and cutting down sick trees will save your home from expensive damage.
7- Contact A Roof Professional
An easy way to protect your roof during the winter is to hire a professional roofing company. Lifetime Roofing can provide inspections before winter comes and help identify problems that need to be addressed. Our team or other roofers can remove snow, climb on top of eves safely, and save your home from total replacement.
Services With Lifetime Roofing
Our team at Lifetime Roofing can help improve the appearance of your home with new roofing materials. Other services we provide for Utah homeowners and businesses include roof replacement, new construction roofs, roof leak repair, and roofing maintenance packages.
With locations in Layton, North Salt Lake, and Park City Utah, each area of the state can have access to quality roof materials and emergency repairs. Lifetime Roofing keeps things simple and clean. Our team is committed to excellence and customer service. Contact one of our locations to schedule a service to protect your roof during the winter, today!