Winter has arrived in Calgary with a vengeance! This has caught many homeowners off guard. Your home’s roof will bear the brunt of what Mother Nature throws at us. The impact of snowfall and ice storms can affect your roof. It’s important -and it will save you money- to prepare your roof for winter. Snow and ice can damage your roof and lead to repairs. Properly preparing your roof and maintaining it throughout the winter will help your roof to last longer. The accumulation of ice and snow can damage your property and lead to water damage. We have compiled these tips for proper roof maintenance to help you to prepare for the long Calgary, AB winter.
Prepare Your Roof and Prevent Ice Dams
Ice dams may occur if your gutters are clogged with debris such as leaves and twigs. This creates the perfect condition for ice to build up. Ice can damage your gutters and roof over time. As well, it can prevent the snow from melting during Chinooks and draining through the gutter. This could lead to water damage if excess water is trapped and can’t drain. We suggest cleaning your gutters to ensure that water can flow through them. It’s also a good idea to ensure that you have proper insulation and attic venting. The warm air that leaks from the roof can cause snow to melt and run into the gutters where it will then freeze.
Prepare by Trimming Your Trees
As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”. This holds true for damage caused to your roof by a falling branch. Trimming the branches around your roof will prevent a nearby branch from snapping and falling onto your roof. This will prevent damage to your roof if branches fall during a storm.
Sagging Roof Areas
Snow can be very heavy. Especially if there’s a fierce storm that dumps 30 cm in one day! Check both the inside and exterior of your home to see if there are any signs of the roof sagging. If you’re not sure, call the roofing experts at Advanced Level Roofing to set up a free roof inspection.
Advanced Level Roofing offers the roofing Calgary loves. We specialize in winter roof repair. If you are unsure what needs to be done to fix your roof, call and set up a free inspection. This inspection will occur at a time that’s best for you. Our expert roofers will give you a free estimate. Call today to learn more about the roof repair Calgary trusts.