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4 Home Winterization Tips: Getting Your Roof Ready

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Winter is an exciting time for many because the holidays are approaching. Winter also means cold weather, which is often a challenge for homeowners. Before you hang trinkets and decorations, your home must be winterized first.

Here are some simple winterization tips to help get your Norfolk roofing ready this cold season:

  • Inspect your roof. The first step in roof preparation is a thorough inspection. Look for cracks, broken or loose shingles, and sagging areas—anything that doesn’t look like it should. Inspect wet spots too because they could mean that there are small leaks on the roof.
  • Clean the gutters. Unclog those gutters! One of the most common causes of roof damage is accumulated debris on the gutters. This prevents water and snow from passing through freely. Make sure you keep the gutters clog-free throughout winter as well because they tend to back up quickly during this time.
  • Check the valleys. Leaks typically occur in the valleys of your roofing system. Make sure they are free of clutter that can weigh down the roof and obstruct the path of rain and snow.
  • Fix or replace damaged flashing. Flashing is important in preserving the overall good condition of your roof. These are aluminum or metal strips used to seal and waterproof areas of the roof—usually along vents, chimneys, skylights, and pipes—so they don’t leak. These strips can be loosened or lifted by heavy rains and strong winds. So don’t forget to check, fix, or replace them if necessary.

Getting your roof ready is an important step in making sure you and your family are prepared for winter. When you need to get some repair or replacement work done, trust only expert roofers in Norfolk and surrounding areas to handle the job.

We at The Roofing and Remodeling Company understand the importance of your roof in protecting the rest of your home from the elements, especially during winter. We are your premier provider of high-quality roofing services. We are certified GAF Master Elite® contractors, which means we have the best quality roofing on the market today.

Tired of frequent trips to the roof for gutter cleanup? We also offer Gutter Topper, a strong and safe gutter cover that eliminates the need for constant cleaning, especially during wintertime.

Winterize your home, starting with your roof. For more information on our products and services, give us a call today and get a free consultation.

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