Winter Roof Damage and Repair: How will you prepare your Middletown, CT home?
Winter in New England can be beautiful: The gentle flakes drifting to the ground during the first snowfall. Taking the children sledding and ice-skating. Helping your grandchild build their first snowman. Holiday cheer. The tastes and smells of your family recipes. Although the season is joyous, winter has a harsher side we must prepare for. Relentless storms. Icy roads and stairs. Frigid days and nights. Preparing our homes for the winter can be tedious; it feels like the leaves were just raked up off our yards in Middletown and all of a sudden they’re covered in a blanket of snow. As homeowners one of the most common problems that winter brings is roof damage and leaking roofs. The last thing we want to deal with is water damage during the winter. In addition to the costs and labor involved, leaking roofs invite a host of problems:
- Structural Deterioration
- Insulation Damage and Mold
- Fire and Shock Hazards
Leaking roofs are preventable and there are several steps you can take to prevent damage to your home before the winter season moves in for good:
Get a roof inspector to look at your roof and attic:
A trained inspector will look for cracked or loose seams, failing sealants, gaps and separations, as well as punctures in the roof that may not be visible from the ground and offer solutions to fix any problems they may detect.
Clean your gutters:
All of the leaves, acorns, and other autumn debris eventually will create clogs in your gutters and downspouts if not cleaned properly. If clogged, melting snow and rainwater could potentially overflow and damage your roof, trim, and siding. Once all the leaves have fallen, take the time to give your gutters a thorough cleaning; your house will thank you for it later!
Check around the house:
Another great preventative measure to take to prep your house for winter is to do a walk around of your property and make sure that there aren’t any hazards that pose a threat to your home. Hanging tree limbs, adjacent buildings, debris caught in gutters, faulty power lines. Being proactive is the best way to prevent disasters.
In case of roof damage and leaking our SERVPRO professionals are highly trained water restoration technicians. When you may suspect your Middlefield home has roof damage, call SERVPRO of Middletown/New Britain.
SERVPRO is on emergency call 24 hours a day in case the worst case scenario does happen.
Locally owned and operated we will happily and expertly handle any leaks that winter may give you as an (unwanted) gift. Call 860-826-5169!
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