How to prepare your roof for colder temperatures
It’s important for Arizonans to ensure the safety and performance of their homes, even if the winters here aren’t as severe as other parts of the country. While our state doesn’t see much snow in the central area, temperatures can get into the low 30’s and your roof should be prepared for the brisk change in weather. Your roof provides a fundamental line of defense between you and any harsh weather to come. It’s essential to keep it in good condition all year round. Here are a few tips on how to winterize your roof this season:
Get A Roof Inspection
Before any new season, especially winter and summer, you should get your roof inspected to see if anything needs to be fixed before hotter and colder weather. Regular roof inspections are crucial in understanding its condition and help with managing proper maintenance which increases a roof’s lifespan.
All roofs endure natural weathering, aging and a leak or two here and there. Regular roof inspections can help homeowners to plan maintenance on these defects in order to prevent further damage. A leaking roof is not the only sign of roof damage, there could be other structural damage. Getting regular roof inspections is important for your house because it can help detect the problems on time and stop any future headaches.
Improve Attic Ventilation
Proper attic ventilation in winter prevents mold and mildew growth, protecting you and your family from these harmful contaminants. Eliminating moisture problems through attic ventilation also works to improve indoor air quality and prevents the warm, damp and dark environment that pests love from forming. This will keep rodents and insects from nesting in your attic. As your roof sits on top of the attic, it’s important to ensure you have proper attic ventilation to prevent risks like these from occurring especially in the colder months.
Trim Nearby Foliage
Trimming and tress around your roof is a must-do task that can help in avoiding damage from high winds during the winter months. One single bad storm could ruin your roof if branches were to fall and crash onto windows, roof shingles or gutters. It’s important to hire a professional to properly trim surrounding foliage to make sure your roof is in good condition for a wind storm.
American Roofing & Waterproofing is your trusted roofing contractor in the Phoenix area. Turn to us for a roof inspection to check for internal water stains, damaged or broken panels, missing or damaged roofing material and so much more this winter season. Contact us today!