As we officially enter winter, all homeowners should be preparing for snowstorms at the beginning of 2019. The middle of January is the worst time to notice any roof damages or leaks, as the heavy snow will only make the problem worse. Take the time this holiday season to inspect your roof and prevent roof damage with these three tips.
Clean Out Gutters
While you should be cleaning out your gutters in the fall, now is the last call to clean them before the start of winter! Packed-full rain gutters that can’t drain will collect more snow, and increase the risk of rot. While cleaning out your gutters this week, be sure to verify that they can drain properly.
Look For Damaged Shingles
Once your area does get some snow or is hit by a winter storm, you should check for any cracked, missing, or damaged shingles on your roof. Once spring rolls around, these damaged shingles should be replaced. If you leave the shingles too long, your roof may experience leaks, and the underlying woof rafters can rot from melting snow.
Check The Structure
If you live in an older home, it is especially important to check the structure of your roof. Older homes can have the wrong sized roof trusses and rafters, and these ineffective roofing structural members can result in a roof collapse. If your home was built before the 1950s, be sure to call a professional soon to reinforce your roofing rafters.
Roofing Remodels With Smith and Son’s
If your roof is looking needs some repair after the winter season or needs a full replacement, call Smith and Son’s! Whether your roof has been damaged from a bad winter storm or has been deteriorating for a while and it’s time for a revamp, we can take care of your roof remodel. With the last innovative techniques and best materials, we can give you the roof you’ve always wanted!
Exterior Remodeling from Smith & Son’s Contracting
At Smith & Son’s, we have provided the state of Maryland with top-notch workmanship on our restoration and remodeling jobs for over three decades. We have 24/7 availability and exceptional customer service, along with the expertise to complete all of your home remodeling needs. For a great job at an honest price throughout the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ellicott City, Severna Park, and Columbia areas, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-800-246-3782 for 24/7 home improvement and home remodeling services. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, and check out our blog! We look forward to serving you.