Verizon Roofing of Tulsa Ask, Is Your Roof Ready For A Cold And Harsh Winter?
Tulsa, OK- Winters can be especially harsh in Tulsa. Bitterly cold winter weather can have hard and adverse effects on everything from peoples skin to their cars.
Did you know that “old man winter” can reek havoc on your roof as well? Verizon Roofing, Tulsa roofing experts, want to remind you that while preparing and “weather proofing” your home for the winter season ahead, don’t forget to check your roof!
One of the most common occurrences are “ice dams.” Ice dams occur when heat from an attic melts ice and snow.
Water can then trickle down the roof and then turn to ice when it reaches the cooler edges. That ice then builds up and causes water to puddle behind it and then eventually leak into your home.
Verizon offers free roof inspections and help identify potential problems and ensure that your roof is properly insulated, therefore preventing damaging “ice dams.”
Ice dams aside, another thing that can lead to roof and structure damage are clogged gutters.
If your gutters are backed up and clogged when winter hits, water can freeze in your gutters and therefore stop water from properly flowing off the roof. This can cause the water on the roof to freeze, causing expensive damage to the roof and the structure of your house.
Prevent this from happening to you by having an expert from Verizon come clear out and unclog your home’s gutters.
A few additional maintenance tips and things to look for to prepare your roof for winter are:
•Remove debris from roofs, gutters and downspouts. Once the snow melts, you’re going to want the water to be able to drain away from your home.
•Make sure apertures like attic vents are screened to prevent wildlife from entering.
•Trim tree branches that encroach on your home or hang over your roof. Winter winds could send them crashing through your house.
•Outside, look for buckled shingles, cracks in the caulk and rusted flashing, in addition to an accumulation of asphalt in the gutters. Also, the presence of moss may signal that the roof is decaying.
If you have any further questions or concerns with how to prepare your roof and home for the winter ahead, call 918/715/ROOF, visit their website at http://www.verizonroofing.net/ or find them on Facebook.
7633 E. 63rd Place
Tulsa, OK 74113