A roof can only last a lifetime if it is well taken care of. After all, maintenance is very important when you have to make slight alterations as the seasons change. With winter in full swing, it is very likely that a blanket of snow will make an appearance when we least expect it. Here at Valent Roofing, we want all of our clients to have a stress-free winter, which is why we have decided to go over everything you need to know about preparing your roof for the brutality of the cold season…

Inspect

Any experienced homeowner knows that roofing inspections are important in order to catch any problems before they develop into a costly patch of damage. Due to this, we recommend that you have your roof inspected by a professional just as the temperatures start to fall for winter; this way you can carry out any necessary repairs before they are covered with snow.

Repair

As a roof ages, it becomes weaker and this means that it cannot withstand as much damage as it once could. As a general rule you should make repairs on your roof sooner rather than later as this way the work will be easier, quicker and cheaper to carry out. Plus, making repairs on your roof prior to the winter season will make it stronger and more prepared for any cold snaps.

Clean

Your roof is your properties first line of defence against Mother Nature, so it should be cleaned on a regular basis in order to remove excess debris and any drain obstructions. After all, a blocked gutter will start to accumulate water that will freeze and expand in winter temperatures, placing unnecessary stress on your roof components.

Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, the last thing you want to be dealing with is a roof damaged by the winter weather. After all, cold temperatures and ice patches can make it very dangerous to carry out repair work, even for a professional. In fact, we believe that there is no time like the presents to start preparing your roof for winter. If you have any questions, get in contact with the industrial roofing experts at Valent Roofing today!