Preparing For The Winter Season:
As fall goes on and winter approaches, so does harsh weather. Although winter may be a beautiful time to watch the snow fall, it is important that your home is properly equipped to allow you to do so peacefully! The harsh weather can harm your home and provide detrimental damage to your roof. Here are a few ways that you can prepare for the winter season!
Recaulk Windows and Doors:
Over time, caulk starts to degrade and peel from your wall or door frame. This can cause heating costs to increase, as this is what helps insulate your home. The caulk can also shrink and expand due to the change in weather. Due to these changes, caulk should be inspected annually in the summer so it can dry and settle before the winter season.
Inspect Your Chimney:
As the temperature drops, all you want to do is cozy up by the fire. However, as wind and rain increase, your chimney can take the fall. The harsh weather can cause the flashing surrounding your roof and chimney to deteriorate. This will cause leaks as the flashing is there to prevent runoff from going through your home. When preparing for the winter season, it is important to make sure your chimney cap is intact. The cap surrounds the top of the chimney, and prevents weather and critters from entering your home. We can inspect and remedy any flashing or cap issues before the winter weather arrives.
Have Your Gutters Cleaned & Renailed:
As the leaves fall, they can clog up the gutters causing the running water to overflow, which can lead to water damage. As heavy debris and water gets stuck in the gutter, weighing it down and freezing as the temperature drops, your gutters will begin to sag and tear away from the roof and, if left unchecked, will fall down. Your roof will rot as it is exposed to the harsh elements, creating a worse problem than before. This is a major issue, and requires your gutters being repaired or replaced immediately. Call us to inspect your gutters before disaster strikes.
Get a Roof Inspection:
This is a very important step when preparing for the colder season. The snow, heavy rain, and hail can inflict damage to your roof. Should the flashing and the shingles be damaged by the inclement weather conditions, causing the roof to become weak, water can seep into the home and cause holes, water damage, mold, and if left unattended, the roof may collapse. Our dedicated team of experts can assess and fix any issues with your roof promptly and affordably.
When faced with an emergency leak or damage, it is best to call a professional for help! Abraham Roofing is here to thoroughly inspect your roof for any damages, and can solve the problem immediately. We specialize in all kinds of roofing and exterior home improvements. Visit our website or contact us at (800) 347-0913 to receive a free estimate today!
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