When you live in Grand Rapids, MI, it isn’t a matter of if winter will hit, but when. The winters can be hard on homes and you want your roof to be ready. After all, the roof is your first line of defense against winter weather, including snow, ice, and chilly temperatures. Here are a few things you can do to get your roof ready.
Get A Roof Inspection
Every roof should be inspected on a regular basis, just like your HVAC system. You want it to work well throughout the winter months and you can’t expect it to unless you have it regularly inspected. You’ll have peace of mind on the other side of inspection that everything is in working order and able to take the on Michigan winter.
Fix Small Things
From time to time small things are going to need repairs on your roof. A regular inspection can highlight what repairs are necessary. When you repair small things, like replacing missing shingles or fixing small leaks, you avoid larger problems down the road. Winter can be harsh on a roof and small things can become large ordeals if you don’t take care of them before snow and ice fly.
Clean It Off
While you get your roof inspected by a professional they can also prepare your roof for winter by cleaning it off. They’ll inspect and clean out the gutters and downspouts so when the snow melts it has somewhere to go. They can also get rid of leaves and other items from your roof. You certainly don’t want things to get jammed up when this easy piece of maintenance can be done in a matter of minutes.
Not every roofing system is the same and some need more maintenance than others for winter preparedness. The best way to get your roof what it needs before the Michigan winter hits hard is to invite the professionals from Moore and Sons Roofing to your home. We’re able to do a full inspection and will let you know if any repairs are necessary. It’s better to be proactive about your roof maintenance than to deal with a big problem in the middle of the winter.