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Preparing Your Roof For Winter

September 28, 2020
Preparing Your Roof For Winter

Preparing your roof for a Nebraska fall and winter can go a long way when it comes time to avoid costly and inconvenient issues mid-winter. It’s not difficult to get your home exterior ready for the winter season, it simply requires a bit of knowledge and effort. If you are interested in learning how you can make sure your home’s roof is prepared for the fall and winter weather, continue reading to discover what you should be keeping an eye out for!

Preparing Your Roof For Winter

Clean Your Gutters

Unless you have gutter guards installed it’s difficult to keep leaves out of the gutters. Even before leaves start to fall, however, there might be build-up that you don’t know about that will only be heightened by falling leaves and lower temperatures. In order to make sure your gutters don’t clog, which will result in water build-up and roof damage, make sure to clean them now. It only takes a bit of time, but cleaning your gutters can save you from a lot of financial stress down the road. If you prefer to leave it to the professionals, schedule an appointment and we’ll be happy to help.

Clear Debris Off Your Shingles

Any sort of debris on your roof can cause a lot of issues and possibly end up damaging your roof. Animals can set up a home inside branches or leaves, and water can lead to the spread of mold, first from the roof, and then into the home. All of these things cause problems, and in the colder months, you don’t want an animal giving you a hard time or any mold issues moving into the winter months. Make sure to clear off any debris from your roof now.

Check for Shingle Issues

Now is a great time to check for shingles missing or any other sorts of roof damage. Fall and Winter bring weather that can expose any issues with your roof’s integrity, so be sure to take a look at your roof to assess whether any repairs need to be made before the winter weather arrives. A few of the most common shingles issues you are likely to find are shingles that are completely missing, as well as shingles that are cracked, warped, missing granules, or blistering! If you notice any of these issues with your roof’s shingles, be sure to replace them as soon as possible! McKinnis offers free detailed roof inspections that include ventilation issues that can cause interior mold and rot.

Contact Us Today

If you are in the greater Omaha, Lincoln, Blair areas, and need your gutters cleaned or an inspection before the winter months, the McKinnis Omaha roofing team is ready to assist! We offer both commercial and residential services. You can call us at 402.426.2644 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with all of your roofing and exterior needs!