Is your Roof Prepared for the Winter?

As summer ends and fall is ready to begin, it is the perfect time to start thinking about ways you can prepare for your roof during the winter. There are a few tips and methods we’d like to cover in this article that will leave you with the peace of mind you deserve. Whether it be making repairs beforehand or preventing ice dams in the future, trust GoTo Roofing when it comes to hiring a roofing professional during or before the winter season.

  1. Hire a Roofer to Inspect your Roof

  2. Repair your Roof, if Needed

  3. Watch out for Ice Dams

Hire a Roofer to Inspect your Roof

Did you face any trouble last winter when it came to the condition of your roof?  You may want to get in touch with a professional roofer such as GoTo Roofing in order to prevent any problems you might face in the winter. Winter brings not only colder temperatures but also heavy winds and snow. Although roofs can be repaired during the winter if needed, it does require your roof to be above 26 degrees Fahrenheit. We recommend having a thorough inspection before winter begins.

Repair your Roof, if Needed

If you have an old roof, chances are your roof will not appreciate the harsh winters. When temperatures drop and fluctuate, the shingles on your roof will change by expanding and contracting. This means your shingles are prone to cracking or curling up. If your shingles end up damaged during the winter, there is a higher chance of dealing with a leak or multiple leaks in your roof. Ultimately, roofing contractors aren’t as busy during the winter. If you need your roof repaired, you may want to schedule it closer to winter before temperatures drop (below 26 degrees depending on your location). Which means, you can have your roof replaced in a matter of days versus weeks or months. 

Watch out for Ice Dams

Are you familiar with ice dams?  This tends to occur when the warm air in your house comes up and causes the snow on your roof to melt. As this happens, the melted water can reach the cooler roof surfaces that will then end up freezing again. The ice that builds up from this process is called an ice dam. You can only imagine what this can do to your shingles. The shingles on your roof will curl up and again, can leave you more likely to have a water leak. Contact GoTo Roofing, and we will inspect your roof to prevent ice dams from occurring.  We ensure your gutters aren’t clogged, check the insulation in your attic, and even install electric heat tape, if necessary.

Contact GoTo Roofing

For more information on preparing your roof for the winter, simply contact GoTo Roofing. We are the “go to” choice for all of Ann Arbor’s roofing, siding, and window needs. Contact us today for a FREE estimate or simply call (734) 627-ROOF.


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