Although Texas is not known for its harsh winters, the ice storms this past year left many homes with significant winter roof damage and issues. However, the maintenance and prevention you do for your roof now will help it last through the season. Check out these five tips to keep your home and roof protected.
With the steady rain and wind storms hitting Texas residents through the spring, summer, and fall seasons, a regular check for debris and damage is essential this time of year. Whether it’s a collection of leaves or a frisbee left up there from the summer, clearing your roof of debris will help prevent erosion and damage to your shingles.
Gutters are your roof’s best friend for debris maintenance and water drainage. When properly maintained, they are great for catching the leaves and other debris that land on your roof during the fall and winter seasons. However, if your gutters are clogged or have build-up, this can cause leaks and water damage to your roof and home. Clean and maintain your gutters and downspouts regularly to prevent winter roof damage to your home.
The trees surrounding your home can be beautiful to look at but can wreak havoc on your roof. To avoid this, regularly trim and maintain your trees to prevent falling limbs. Also, inspect the trees around your roof to ensure it is safe from dying or dead tree limbs. With the high winds, heavy rain, sleet, and ice we can experience in Texas, it is better to be safe than sorry.
One thing to consider adding to your home is gutter guards. These guards are excellent for preventing debris build-up and also can prevent snow and ice from collecting in your gutters. Prevent winter roof damage by installing gutter guards in your home.
With the heavy rains hitting Texas these past months, it’s a good idea to inspect your attic and any crawl spaces for leaks. Discovering these leaks early on will make all the difference in the potential damage to your home. In addition, ensure you inspect your insulation and replace or add additional insulation if needed during these cold months.
If you notice leaks or water damage to your home, don’t wait. Contact the roofing experts at Galaxy Construction today. Our team of trained professionals will get your roof repaired fast and give you peace of mind this winter season. Contact us today to get started!