Winter Roof Maintenance

house during winter

Winter weather can have a harsh effect on your roof, especially if it hasn’t seen any maintenance in awhile. Maintenance is key to keeping your roof in good condition all winter long. Here are a few quick tasks you can do to make sure it holds up to winter weather:

A quick inspection of your roof doesn’t require climbing up a ladder to check what kind of shape it is in. The simplest inspection you can do is to walk around the house and look up at the roof and gutters to see if there is any visible signs of damage or wear and tear. If you see broken or dented shingles, you’ll want to have those repaired quickly in order to prevent water damage.

If you have any large trees near the house or that hang over the roof, you’ll want to make sure the gutters are cleared out and trim back any branches that may fall onto the roof due to the weight of ice. Cleaning out the gutters, or installing gutter guards, prevents them from becoming clogged with leaves and other debris. If this freezes inside the gutters it could cause them to crack or for water to overflow onto the roof and cause water damage.

Check inside the attic for thin areas in the roof that are visible due to daylight showing through. This is a sign of worn areas in the roof structure that need to be repaired to prevent moisture from seeping into your attic and damaging walls, ceilings, and insulation.

If you need roof repairs or a roofing inspection in the Lake Ozark, MO area, contact Thompson Roofing & Siding. Our team of roofing professionals can spot damage and get it repaired so you have a dependable, sturdy roof that lasts all year round. Contact us today for a free assessment by calling (573) 789-8367.