When the cold weather hits there are many things you do to prepare, like changing out your clothes, getting your car winterized, and checking your heating system – just to name a few. While you are preparing for the winter, don’t forget about your roof. The roof of your home is one of the most crucial places to keep an eye on. Think of everything it protects you from. It keeps the heat in, the water out, and you want to keep it that way!
If you want to winterize your roof this season, contact Cox Roofing. Between holidays parties, snowstorms and the chill in the air, a leaking or drafty roof is the last thing you want to worry about. We are here to get your home ready for winter so you can enjoy the season. Below are 4 tips to help get your roof in top-shape.
- Clean your gutters and sweep your roof. The beauty of fall has left a ton of leaves on your roof and in your gutters. It is important to rid your home of these pesky debris before they freeze and get stuck leading to problems that you don’t want to deal with – especially in the cold.
- Heat Cables. Heat cables ensure that your roof and gutters are performing to their best ability. Installed in certain areas, these cables melt the snow and ice off of your roof and protect it from being damaged due to heavy snow.
- Rid your home of pests. Pests, like rodents and birds, tend to nest in your roof during the colder months. Getting rid of pests ensures that there aren’t any pesky visitors calling your home theirs – which could become an expensive problem.
- Remove hanging tree limbs. Snow covered tree limbs might look nice, but make sure to remove limbs hanging directly above your roof. The weight of the snow and ice will cause them to bow and could cause damage.
For more information on ways to winterize your roof, call Cox Roofing today at 443-449-5273.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services of the residents of the state of Maryland, with particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.
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