Minimize the Impact of Winter Weather on Your Roof and Siding
While your home’s exterior is designed to withstand the elements, harsh weather conditions can take a toll on your roof, siding, and gutters over time. Heavy rain, freezing temperatures, and blustery winds will all create challenges for your home. The professionals at Elevated Roofing & Siding can make any repairs or replacements that you need, but we’ll share some maintenance strategies to help you protect and prolong the life of your roofing, siding, and gutters. After all, this is your first line of defense against the unpredictable winter climate.
How Can Inclement Weather Cause Damage?
Heavy rain can lead to water damage and leaks, potentially weakening the structure of your roof and siding. Clogged gutters can make these issues even worse, if they aren’t consistently cleaned each year. Strong winds can loosen your shingles and siding panels, eventually resulting in the need for repairs or replacement. Snow and ice can put a strain on your roof, especially if ice dams are formed, and leave you with structural issues or leaks.
Stay Ahead of Weather-Related Damage
One of the best ways to prepare your home for any weather-related incidents is to schedule an annual inspection for a professional to come and evaluate the condition of your exterior components. Perform your own inspections periodically as well to check for damaged or missing shingles, cracks, or other signs of wear. Address minor issues promptly before they turn into significant and costly issues down the road. You should also clean your gutters regularly and trim any overhanging branches near your roof.
Take Matters into Your Own Hands to Prevent Ice Dams
Ice dams form when snow thaws and then freezes in the eaves of your home. The ice dam can force water underneath the shingles, resulting in leaks. Unfortunately, they can cause serious damage to your roof and the structure of your home. If you’ve had problems with this in the past, you should install ice and water shield in the problematic areas before you have a new roof affixed to your home. Additionally, look into safe methods to remove excess snow build-up from your roof after winter storms.
Schedule Your Free Estimate or Inspection
Let Elevated Roofing & Siding help ensure your home can withstand the harsh winter weather ahead. Contact us at (937) 248-1362 if you would like a free estimate for any of our services. We serve customers in the Dayton area and surrounding communities including Troy, Tipp City, Vandalia, Englewood, Beavercreek, Centerville, Springboro, and beyond.