Winterizing your roof can improve its energy efficiency and durability even if you live in a region where low temperatures are rare. This will help protect your home and reduce energy loss. Read on as Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc., an expert roofing contractor, shares tips to help you winterize your roof and prevent common roof problems:
Perform a Simple Visual Inspection
You should take a pair of binoculars and check the most vulnerable areas of your roof for damage. Look at your roof valleys and see if there are damaged, cracked or missing shingles. Check the areas surrounding the roof penetrations for loose flashings. You should also go to your attic and look for water spots. Note any problem you see and report it to your roofing contractor.
Keep Your Gutters in Good Condition
As an experienced roofer, Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc. also recommends keeping your gutters in good condition. Clogged and overflowing gutters can damage many parts of your home, including your landscaping, interior, siding and roof. Clean gunk from your gutters and make sure your downspouts are clear regularly.
Keep Your Attic Well-Ventilated and Insulated
Keeping your attic well ventilated and insulated is one of the best ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency and protect your roof from damage. Proper attic ventilation will keep air circulating and ensure that your roof is at the right temperature. Proper attic insulation will prevent heat from escaping through your roof and reduce wasted energy.
Schedule a Professional Roof Inspection
The most important thing you can do to protect your roof all year round is scheduling a regular roof inspection and maintenance. Catching roof problems early can prevent costly roof repairs and help extend the life span of your roof. During a roof inspection, your roofing contractor will search for loose, missing or damaged shingles and repair or replace them. This will prevent roof leaks and water damage. They will also check for moss and algae growth and roof ventilation issues.
You can rely on Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc. for all of your roofing needs because we have over four decades of experience and because we are a GAF Master Elite® contractor. Call us at (813) 257-9355 to learn more about our services and products. We serve Tampa, FL, and nearby areas in Florida.