Winter weather can be damaging for your residential or commercial roofing system, which is why you must give it the attention it deserves. By taking the proper precautions, you can protect your investment from moisture coming from snow and ice.
Today, Fields Roof Service, Inc., your local roof replacement and maintenance pros, shares the steps to protect your roofing system from winter moisture damage.
Get Your Roof Checked
Keep tabs on the weather in your area this winter. Before Mother Nature strikes, be sure to check your roof. Take a few minutes during the day to inspect for cracks and blisters on your shingles or roof membrane, and anything that looks out of the ordinary. If you want to make it a thorough inspection, don’t risk doing it yourself. Hire a reputable roofer that can examine your roof up close. The pros’ trained eyes can easily identify issues hidden from view.
Clear Your Gutters and Downspouts
Making sure your gutter or drainage system is in good shape is an integral part of roof maintenance. Remove autumn leaves, twigs, dirt, and other debris you may find on your gutters to prevent moisture damage caused by winter storms. See to it that the downspouts are clear so melted water can flow away from your property. Also, consider installing gutter protection systems to prevent debris from finding its way in the gutters.
Trim Back Trees
Homeowners and commercial property owners alike often have to deal with the trees surrounding their property. Overhanging tree limbs may fall onto or scrape the roof surface, exposing it to moisture damage. Pine needles collecting on the roof also hold moisture, which will absorb snow and ice from any winter storms. Be sure to trim the trees to keep the roof free of potential danger.
For your roofing needs, turn to Fields Roof Service, Inc. Apart from repairing and replacing residential roofing systems, we also install single-ply and modified bitumen roof systems on commercial properties. We back up our systems with some of the best warranties in the business, ensuring that your investment lasts.
Call us today at (253) 852-4974 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.