Roofing Tips in the Winter Season

In this article you will find some roofing tips (Roofing Tip) for the winter season in Winnipeg or similar climates.
By: Scott Adamson
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* Clean Gutters
* Debris
* Proper Ventilation
* Inspect The Roof

* Construction
* Lifestyle

* Winnipeg - Manitoba - Canada

March 1, 2012 - PRLog -- Winter weather in Winnipeg can be nasty: freezing temperatures, intense rain, ice and snow are frequent during the winter months. Such intense weather patterns have a negative effect on many different parts of your home, and the roof is one area that many homeowners repentantly overlook when preparing for cold winter weather.

Without proper roof maintenance, roof problems can quickly go from bad to worse. Here are a few easy roofing tips or steps you can take to ensure that your roof will survive the winter as well as possible.

Four Roofing Tips
Roofing Tips 1: Inspect the Roof
Roofing tips if followed can prevent many un-necessary damages to your homes exterior aiding in increasing your roof longevity. Winnipeg Roofing professional are aware most people tend to overlook proper roof maintenance, but it is suggested that you contact a Winnipeg Roofing Specialist and sign up for a scheduled maintenance/inspection program. Such a program will have a roofing specialist inspect your roof on an annual basis ensuring no aspects of the roofing system have become damaged.

If you prefer to do the inspection yourself, make sure you know what to look for-broken shingles, worn areas, holes and decay while following these outlined roofing tips. While you’re up there, take a look at your gutters. A blocked gutter system can cause major problems for even the toughest roof.

Roofing Tip 2: Proper Ventilation
Roofing Tip number two “Proper Ventilation,” is one of the most important. Ventilation is a subject we could spend hours discussing and we will been looking into it in greater detail in future articles.

A primary cause of roof deterioration and early malfunction is poor ventilation. The best way is to keep an eye on temperatures inside your. If the house is strangely warm during the summer and unbearably cold during the winter, it is likely your roof isn’t properly ventilated, and you should have a local roofing company investigate and give you some roofing tips.

Roofing Tip 3: Remove Tree Debris
If you live in an area of the city where your home is surrounded by large trees as a homeowner you must make that you remove and broken limbs from your roof and prune back any overhanging branches. Low hanging branches will sway in the wind causing the branch to scrape across the roof accelerating granule loss of the shingle leading to decreased life. At the same time small debris such as twigs, pinecones, and leaves may accumulate on the roof and rot deteriorating your roof and clogging your homes gutter system. This is one of the most important roofing tips.

Roofing Tip 4: Clean the Gutters
Eavestroughing or Gutters are one of the most important aspects of your homes roofing system so ensuring your eavestrough and clean is essential in preventing roof damage. This is especially important during the spring runoff.

These are all great tips for keeping your Winnipeg roof functioning properly during the winter, but remember – if a project is just too big or dangerous to handle yourself, call a Winnipeg Roofing Specialist and follow these above roofing tips.

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Adamson Roofing is a Winnipeg based full service exterior remodelling company, serving Winnipeg and surrounding area. We specialize in roofing, soffit, fascia, and seamless eavestroughing using only premium materials.
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