When owning a home, it’s important that you stay on top of any required maintenance. It help make aspects of your home last longer and it prevents against malfunctions that will cost you preventable money. With winter official here in New England, it’s important that you follow some of these maintenance tips in order to stay on top of everything. Follow these tips to ensure that you house and roof are in good condition during the winter season.
Clean Out Gutters: If you haven’t taken care of your gutters in the late fall after the leaves have fallen, be sure that you check them out and clean anything out. You can either do this by yourself or with the help of professionals but clear gutters are crucial so melted snow can flow through your gutters, down the downspouts and away from your home. Ignoring this important aspect can result in damage to your house, roofing, and leaking can occur.
Clear Out Overhanging Trees: Tree branches that dangle over your home are extremely dangerous and even more dangerous during the winter season. As snow starts to fall, many times the branches on your trees can’t handle the extra weight causing them to fall. If you have tree limbs close to your roof, contact a professional to have them removed.
Inspect Your Roof: Walk around your house and try to make a visual inspection. If you are unsure what to look for, then we recommend calling a roofing company. From your roofs structure, gutters, vents and skylights to any potential leaking issues, you want to make sure that your roof is in tip top shape going into such a harsh part of the year.
For more information about winter roofing maintenance tips, please feel free to give us a call at 617-467-5005 or fill out an online contact form.