Winter is right around the corner and with it comes the harsh, cold weather that can do a number on your roof. Fortunately, there are various ways to prepare your roof for the upcoming season.
ImproveIT of Atlanta, your local replacement and roof repair company, discusses how you can brace your roof for the winter season.
Perform a Visual Inspection
The first thing you should look at is the condition of your roof shingles. This determines the life span of your asphalt roof. When it begins to curl, your roof is nearing the end of its service life and will require replacement soon. The same goes for shingle blisters, cracks and loose granules.
A weakened roof exterior won’t defend your home well against the worst of winter. Get quality asphalt shingle replacement from ImproveIT of Atlanta. Our installation process makes it difficult for winter to put a dent in your roofing system.
Follow Safety Rules for Inspection
You can easily spot the damage by climbing on a ladder and using binoculars to check on faraway shingles. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t do this alone and you’ll need an extra pair of hands to keep your ladder secure.
Another safety measure homeowners should follow is refraining from setting foot on their roof. Walking on the roof is dangerous for the average person without proper safety gear and experience in handling a roof inspection. When you spot damage that needs to be looked at up close, call our residential roofing professionals at ImproveIT of Atlanta for assistance.
Check It From the Inside
Since you’ve already identified the damage on the exterior roof surface, the next step is determining the damage from the inside. You should inspect your attic and crawl space for adequate ventilation and insulation since these two roofing components, when working correctly, can prevent ice dams and water damage when the cold weather sets in.
ImproveIT of Atlanta offers services that can strengthen your roof through any season. We’re highly dedicated to enhancing the comfort, functionality and value of your home with our roofing and home improvement projects. Call us today at (770) 225-4477 or fill out our contact form to request for a free project estimate. We serve residents in Alpharetta, Dunwoody and Roswell, GA.