With winter fast approaching, it is always a good idea to winterize our homes. Some things are plainly obvious and get checked off the list quickly, but what about the things that need prepping that go forgotten? One thing often overlooked is preparing our roofs and gutters for the cooler weather. Today we are going to touch on the subject to help get your home even more ready to endure the cold months ahead.

Hometown Roofing & Remodeling has prepared this quick guide to getting your roof and gutters ready for fall and winter weather:

– Inspect your roof for any missing or broken shingles. If shingles were damaged during a hail storm your insurance company might assist you in getting them replaced. For your convenience, Hometown Roofing & Remodeling will work with your insurance company to repair or replace your roof.
– Check out your gutters, if a hail storm dented it up look into replacing them as well.
– Check flashing your chimney’s or other roof projections. Flashing prevents water or melted snow from entering your home. If your flashing needs replacing, it is wise to do so now as opposed to waiting for a leaky roof. Call Hometown Roofing & Remodeling to replace your flashing.
– Take the time to add additional insulation to your attic or crawl space. Good insulations can prevent ice dams on the roof.
– Make sure your gutters are freshly clean from leaves, sticks and other debris. A professional like Hometown Roofing & Remodeling can clean your gutters and make sure they are working in top order if you’re not so inclined to climb ladders and do this job perfectly.
– Install leaf guards to your gutters. By adding this small detail to your gutters, the leaf guards will prevent leaves from building up your gutters in the cold months, and cleaning the gutters is more tedious when adding the element of cold to the task.
– Adding extensions to your spouts to send melting ice further from your home is a good idea. It will keep build up of ice away from your house.
– Do a good tree trimming to any tree branches that might be hanging over your roof. If a violent wind storm manages to rip a limb off, the damage to your roof could be devastating.

Professional Roof Replacement

If your home is older than fifteen years, it may be time to consider replacing your entire roof or part of it. Getting a whole roof replacement might be tight on the budget, but if during inspection you find the roof is need of dire repair, a new roof might be the right investment.

Professional Roofing Inspection & Roof Leak Repair

Be proactive when inspecting your attic, crawl space, or upstairs ceilings. If anything looks suspicious of a possible leaky roof, be sure to check those areas right after a rain storm. If you indeed have a leaky roof, a professional from Hometown Roofing & Remodeling can get those leaks fixed efficiently before a fall or winter storm hits your home!

Roofing Services & More in McDonough, Jonesboro, Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Georgia

Roofers are at their busiest during the late fall and winter. What with cold temperatures and weather conditions, your job could drag on. If an early inspection is conducted and problems are found, you can get Hometown Roofing & Remodeling to get your roof ready to handle the hardships winters can disperse on a roof quickly and efficiently.