Summertime is over and it’s time to get your home ready for the harsh winter. You will want to make sure your roof has no issues when temperatures drop. Don’t wait until the first heavy snow to find out that your have a hole in your roof. If you live in Harrisburg Illinois then you will want to follow these steps to ensure your roof is prepared for all the snow, wind, and ice that is soon to come.
Check your pipe seals
Did you know your roof has pipes running through it? These pipes have seals that can wear over time. If there is a crack in the seal or it’s loose then you will want to get it fixed to prevent leaks. You can fix this by using caulking the pipe. If you want to make sure it gets done right then call a trustworthy contractor like Home Re-Nu. If you already had your roof installed by Home Re-Nu then you can take advantage of our workmanship warranty. If you haven’t worked with Home Re-Nu then give us a call and find out why we have 5/5 stars on Google. You can call us at 618-964-9100.
Clean the roof
The next to getting your roof ready for winter time is clearing the roof of debris. Strong winds and storms can cause tree branches and leaves to sit on your roof. This can create a dam of standing on your roof which we all know can mean bad news. Leaves can also clog your gutters. Clear these out so that the water can go where it needs to go. You can get on a ladder and do this yourself or call a professional. Either way, make sure your roof is ready to go for the colder months ahead.
Keep your roof vents open
Your roof vents stay open even during the winter and fall time. This helps your attic stay cool and moisture free. You want your attic to be almost as cold as it is outside to keep the snow and ice off your roof. Make sure nothing is blocking your vents and preventing them from working.
If you need help with any of these preparations then don’t hesitate to call Home Re-Nu. We are a local roofing contractor that offers the best warranties in the industry. If you need a new roof or roof repair then you can request a FREE estimate from us. Send us a message or give us a call at 618-964-9100.