The Biggest Danger To Your Roof This Winter – Part One

As a homeowner, you are doubtlessly relieved if you have gone from Spring to Summer to Fall without incident or need for costly emergency repairs. You breathe easy because you have carefully maintained your home and your roof and you need a break. You deserve it. However, don’t rest too easy. Your work is never done when it comes to your roof and the maintenance of the roofing system that protects you, your family, and your home. While the rest of the year may have seemed easy, it was preparation for the biggest challenge to come. Winter is coming…

The Winter months are the biggest strain on your roofing system. It’s the weather, the elements, and all kinds of forces that are out of your control. Your roofing system will be putting in overtime working with extra resilience to keep you and your family protected. Yet, there is a danger lurking on your roof this Winter that you need to think about in order to prevent accidents.

Precipitation is that danger. In addition to the usual rain and detritus that can hit your roof, you will now have to deal with snow, freezing rain, hail, sleet, and ice as it accumulates on your roof. As preventative maintenance, you are going to want to check your roof from an inside and outside view to make sure there are no weak spots. By weak spots, there may be cracks in your ceiling or areas that experienced mild leaking during heavy rain.

With no weak spots to worry about on your roof, you have one last thing to consider: your gutters. In the second part of this blog post, we will be looking into your gutter system and what you need to do to be prepared this Winter.

Are you concerned about the state of your roof? Do you think you need to have your gutters or shingles spruced up before the harshest aspects of Winter come knocking at your door? Trust the professionals. You can always call Same Day Roofing at (905) 902 7663 for a free estimate on roof replacement or any potential repairs. Remember, Same Day Roofing offers roof repairs and installations in Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, and surrounding areas.