It’s important to protect your roof during snow and ice in the winter months. It’s not often at the top of our mind, like heating or shoveling your driveway is but winter weather can wreak havoc on your home through your old roof. It can cause roof leaks, roof sagging, and many other issues if not properly protected. We’ll walk you through a few things you can do to protect your roof this winter.
Roof Inspection & Properly Installed Roofing
If your roof is nearing the end of its “roof life” which can be an average from anywhere from 10 to 50 years, it’s a good idea to have a free roof inspection from Next Phase Roofing. Different roofing materials have different lifespans. If you are a homeowner or business owner of a commercial building, unless it’s a brand new building, chances are that your building may need a new roof. As Oklahoma’s trusted, licensed and certified residential and commercial roofer, Next Phase will guide you in the right direction for the best possible outcome for you. Prevention is always the best medicine for a healthy residential or commercial roof, but sometimes it’s time for full roof replacement. If you know winter weather is on its way with snow and ice and have dealt with leaks in the past from previous storms – it’s a good time for a roof inspection.
Roof rakes look similar to a garden tool, but it is mounted on a longer type pole to be able to reach the roof from ground level. Some hardware stores sell these and there are also professional companies that do roof raking after a storm. If you are able to safely from ground level, it can be a good idea to remove as much snow from the roof as you can to reduce weight as well as the amount that will melt.
Keep Your Attic Cool
As odd as it sounds, one of the best ways to prevent ice dams from forming is to make sure the attic space in your home is not too hot. You can do a quick check on the insulation between your living area and the attic to make sure too much heat is not escaping, which will in turn make your home more energy efficient.
Clearing Gutters and Downspouts
If you know a winter storm is coming, it is always a good idea to check your gutters, eaves, and downspouts for debris. The debris can prevent the gutters from properly draining causing ice damming and eventually leaks into your home if you have an improperly installed roof. Whether you have a shingle roof, a metal roof, tile roof, or flat roof – if properly installed the water front he snow and ice should be a seamless runoff away from the home, but occasionally you will find clogged gutters can cause this problem. If you have had a gutter leak into the home in the past, it’s a good idea to call Next Phase Roofing for a free inspection to determine the cause of the leak and create a plan to prevent this from happening again.
Many of these jobs require skill and experience to get it right. Always make sure you are safely performing these duties or call the experts: Next Phase Roofing. Our expertise in inspections and damage analysis, roof replacement and repair, working through complex insurance claims, and unmatched customer service makes Next Phase a comprehensive turn-key solution for residential roofs, schools, churches, industrial and commercial projects.
We are the trusted roofing company for 73116, 73120. Next Phase is the roofer for 73003, 73013, 73012, 73072, 73026, 73069.