Roofing Tips for Your Home

We all know that Wisconsin winters are long and cold. You’ll want to choose a roof that will protect your home from the elements. In this article, we’ll go over important roofing tips for your home.

1. Schedule a Roof Inspection

As summer comes to a close and autumn approaches, you’ll want to schedule a roof inspection.

Because winter lasts around 5-6 months in the state of Wisconsin, a roof inspection from a certified expert will help to prevent any potential water damage that may occur from a faulty roof.

 Related: Roofing Inspection Checklist

A roofing expert is skilled to assess the current health of your roofing system. They can spot possible issues and suggest repairs if necessary. Give a Fox Valley roofing contractor a call before the snow flies for a peace of mind. ACS Roofing can give you crucial roofing tips to keep your home protected during the winter.

2. Invest in the Proper Tools for Snow & Ice Removal

Most of the time, you won’t need to remove snow and ice from your roof all winter, since many roofing types were installed to code and designed to be durable. In fact, most roofs can account for snow that is 4-5 feet deep.

However, if your roof is old, your home has architectural or drainage issues, or you have experienced a very snowfall, you should make sure you have a tool on hand to remove.

Instead of using a generic snow shovel to remove snow from your roof, be sure to invest in the proper tool: a snow rake. Snow rakes, or roof rakes, are specifically designed for snow removal.

3. Call a Professional Immediately If You See Ice Dams or a Leak

Do you notice ice dams or leaks on your roof? Whenever snow on your roof melts and then becomes frozen again, it may result in a build up in your gutters and on your roof.

Call a roofing company to take care of any ice dams or leaking right away. Keep in mind that the heat in your home can actually cause the snow an ice on your roof to melt and cause an ice dam.

4. Prepare Your Home if You Have Ventilation Problems

Do you have ventilation issues in your attic? Does your home have a tendency to have heat loss? Or maybe your home has architecture or drainage problems.

If so, use Ice Dam Blaster or Roof Melt. Another roofing tip is to be sure to keep your home well insulated.

Related: How Winter Affects Your Roof & Maintenance Tips to Know

 

Contact Affordable Contracting Services

Since our beginnings in 2003, Affordable Contracting Services has proudly served the Fox Valley community. We serve the cities of Appleton, Menasha, Kaukauna, Kimberly, and Oshkosh. Our team is highly skilled in roofing installations and replacements, siding, and custom garages. More information here about tips for choosing the right roofing contractor. 

We are a GAF certified contracting company, which means that we offer extensive warranty protections when compared with the competition. If you have questions about roofing, please contact our Appleton roofing experts today. Give us a call at (920) 216-2243 or contact us today.

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