Winters in Southern Oregon can bring wind, rain, snow, and chilly temperatures. This weather can cause serious damage to your home’s roof if you don’t take the necessary steps to keep it in good condition. Your roof protects your home, so here’s how you can ensure your roof can withstand the winter.
Clean Off Debris
As soon as possible, trim any trees hanging over or near your roof. Storms can break branches and sticks off, and it could result in serious damage to your roof.
If a storm has come through and your roof is covered in branches, leaves, and other storm debris, you want to clear it off and call a professional if there is damage to any shingles. Check for build-up in your gutters and downspouts and clear it out. Otherwise, the next storm could overflow the gutters and make water more likely to flood your roof or foundation.
Repair Roof Flashing
Flashing is meant to waterproof your roof in places where there is a break in shingles for a chimney or vent pipe. You’ll want to be sure your flashing isn’t worn down or broken. Left untreated, warped flashing can allow water into your roof and the interior of your house.
Damage to shingles can also create cracks that let water into the interior. Wind, rain, and debris damage can cause shingles to come loose or cause bald spots. It’s important for the integrity of your roof that your shingles are intact.
Throughout the fall, insulation can sometimes shift or collapse. Check that the insulation in your walls and your attic is properly in place to keep your roof well-insulated and warm.
Professional Roof Inspection
When you have damage to your roof, you want to have it repaired to keep your home safe. Don’t let your home be exposed to the elements this winter, and contact an expert roofer at Hadley Roofing today.