Preparing Your Roof for Winter
By J-Conn Roofing, Tuesday, November 9, 2021

As we learned earlier this year, even the most unexpected weather events like a winter snowstorm can occur here in Central Texas. Roof maintenance in the fall is key to preventing roof damage and roof leaks that can be costly in the cold, wet months ahead.

Have a professional roofing contractor, like J-Conn Roofing, inspect the roof for any maintenance or repairs needed. The roofer will inspect the roof for any obvious maintenance or repairs needed such as cracked, loose, or missing shingles, loose or popped up flashing and vents, animal or wind damage, tree limbs rubbing against the roof, tree debris collecting in the valleys, behind vents, skylights and chimneys, and clogged gutters. Trees should be trimmed back away from your roof and all leaves and debris should be removed from the roof and gutters. If gutters are full or there are areas where debris gathers on your roof, this may cause water to pond or back up, essentially not flowing off your roof as it should, which can cause leaks. Any one of these issues, if not addressed, can lead to interior damage, rotten wood, and possibly mold.

Maintenance of your roof is important all year long. Your roof protects your home and all your items in it! We recommend having your roof inspected regularly which will help prevent additional damage, prolong the life of your roof, and save you money in the long run!