Preparing Your Roof For The Winter Weather

Preparing Your Roof For The Winter Weather

Fall is just around the corner and we all know what follows that.  Both home and business owners in Macomb County know that another Michigan winter will be coming.   This can take a toll on a building or home that is not properly prepared, especially the roof.  There are a few things you can do to help prepare for another season of ice and cold.

You can start by cleaning the gutters.  Although not on anyone’s list of favorite household duties, it is definitely critical to having a problem-free season. By clearing the gutters of leaves, you will allow the ice and snow to not back up and build-up on the roof.  This is what causes damage to it and eventually inside your home.

You should also get up on your roof and inspect if for missing shingles that could have broken loose during a Summer storm.  This way you can address this before the Winter weather leaves you unable to do so.

You also need to make sure your insulation is in good shape.  This keeps the cold from coming into your home but in addition, it keeps the heat from escaping through the roof.  You want to avoid this as the melting snow will cool-down when it runs down and form ice dams that will damage your structure.

It’s not just the top of your roof that can affect the overall condition, what’s underneath can play an important role as well. Without proper insulation, it’s not just cold that comes into your home; its heat from your home escaping to the roof. When that happens, it can melt snow, which then runs off the roof and cools down to become ice dams further away, causing a pile-up that can further damage the structure.

If you are unable to get up there yourself, you can have Paramount Building, the roofing professionals come in to conduct their own inspection and preventive maintenance of your roof.  This is probably the easiest and most cost-effective way to ensure it is in good shape for the Winter season. Their experienced roofing contractors will go to the top of your home or building and conduct a thorough, knowledgeable and efficient assessment of your roof’s condition. If they find anything wrong, they can also quickly address small problems while they are up there, such as replacing a few lost shingles here and there, or ensuring that the gutters are clear and working properly.

Be sure to also ask about Paramount’s maintenance program offered to homeowners in Macomb and Oakland Counties.  We offer regularly-scheduled annual or biannual inspections that involve a physical inspection of an existing roofing system to determine its current condition and detect weaknesses and failures; identify any potential future problems; cleaning of drains, scuppers, and downspouts; minor repair to roof areas. We assist owners and building managers in protecting their roofing investment by seeking to identify damage in its early stages. Early detection of leaks and roofing system failures makes it possible for us to extend the life of a roofing system through repair or restoration, which is significantly less expensive and time-consuming than re-roofing. We are a licensed roofing contractor working from Troy to Macomb and beyond.

If you want the confidence of knowing that Michigan roofing experts are doing your inspection, contact Paramount Building at 586-217-2963 for a free consultation and get a quote. We’re ready to help keep your roof in top shape or restore it to that condition if it needs some repair.