Is Your Roof Winter Ready?

You are ready for next winter. You have made your checklist including sweaters, jackets, and are ready with a winter skincare regime. But is your home, especially, your roof winter-ready? If this term is relatively new to you, it is the high time you learn about it.  The roof is an important part of the home and is the most exposed to weather ailments. Quite naturally, it tends to be affected the most because of this. As it acts as protection for the home, it is our duty to protect the roof from any possible threats to extend its life. Do not wait for the next weather forecast, because you may have less time to do everything needed for the roof, to protect it from upcoming weather issues.

There are many roofing companies in OKC, most of them are efficient and know their work well. But staying in Oklahoma City, you have to find the best one out of the pack.

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Clean up

The first step is an overall clean up. Make sure there is nothing on the roof – be it debris, dust, leaves, dirt or anything else. It will keep gutters clog free and no excess weight on the siding. Apart from cleaning the roof, clean the gutters from existing clogs. A gutter filled up with dirt can cause damage to the home’s interior and exterior. In winter, there will be ice and snowflakes, when these run over the gutter, rather than going down the drainpipe, it can form dangerous icicles along the edge of any roof.

Examining the Roof

After cleaning the roof, check thoroughly if there is any existing damage; a roofing company in OKC can do this best. Examine for frayed edges, shifting, lifting edges, curling shingles, missing shingles, flashing or any bare spots. If there is any such issues, it is better to repair them right at that moment, as all of these are prone to leaking.

Check the surroundings for dead branches, hanging branches etc. as these are potential threats for the roof.

Tuning

As it is going to be very cold outside in Oklahoma City,  you obviously would not want a chilling breeze to enter your room. Make sure vents are clear and you have a well-insulated attic. Depending on the wall, you may need up to 18 inches insulation. Make sure there is no ice pool on the roof that can cause potential damage to the roof.

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If you are concerned and want your roof to be in the best condition, call Preferred Roofing for roof repairs and replacement. We are always at your service in any season.