Roof Maintenance Tips For The Winter Season

snow on roofThe year is about to end which means that winter is on its way and just around the corner. For some this will mean looking forward to a lovely white Christmas.

Not to put a downer on the Christmas spirit, but when it snows it does mean that some parts of our homes are going to take a bit of a hammering which means they will be at risk of damage and general wear and tear.

The average snow fall in Fayetteville NC is around 2 inches of, compared to the US average of 25 inches, so it’s not a lot in comparison. In Fayetteville, you actually get far more rain (around 47 inches).

Depending on where you live, you may be lucky enough (depending on how you look at it) to have some of the white stuff sprinkle down from above. In other parts, you may only experience the discomfort of the cold weather.

If it does snow heavily, then you’ll find that the first part of the house that gets affected is the roof. So here are some tips on how to remove it safely.

Roof Snow Removal Tips

Clearing the snow off your roof from the gutters or eaves upwards of three to four feet after each winter storm can help prevent ice dams from forming. Remember to avoid using a ladder in icy conditions. This can be extremely dangerous and is best left to professionals.

For Flat Roofs:

If your flat roof is easily accessible from an interior stairway, you may want to shovel the roof, but be careful not to damage the roof covering. Read more…

It’s important to ensure we stay nice and warm during the winter season, so it’s always best to check that your roof is in tip-top condition. You should also check to make sure that all the insulation is up to scratch and there’s no better time to do it, than now before it gets really cold!

If you’re unsure of what to look out for, the best thing you can do is call any of your local roofers, Fayetteville NC have quite a few, and ask them to have a quick look over its condition. If you already have a maintenance plan in place, then now’s the time to get your contractor working for you. If you’re unsure, always get the professionals in.

Here are some helpful tips on all things to do with your insulation.

7 Tips for Insulating Attics and Roofs

We gathered tips and tricks from experts to help make this process go smoother. Read on to find out what they are.

1.Call an Inspector: If possible, hire an energy auditor who can tell you how much insulation you need and locate any leaks so you can seal them.

2.Choose the Type: Either loose fill or batt (also known as blanket insulation) work best for uninsulated areas or to layer over any insulation already in place. Read more…

Too much snow that builds up can put a lot of strain on the structure of your roof, so if you don’t want it collapsing in on you, it’s best to keep checking the amount that’s collecting up there. If you need it cleared you can always do it yourself, or hire a professional contractor to do these things for you.

Never attempt to do it yourself if you aren’t completely sure as it may result in an accident. If you do decide to do it yourself, here are some great tips about how to do it safely.

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