Prevent Wintertime Roof Leaks
Prevent Roof Leaks
During your Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Years festivities, the last thing you want is winter weather becoming an unwelcome guest inside your home. Heavy snow can lead to leaks that will spoil even the best party. Here are some wintertime tips to keep your roof leak-free:
- Clean your roof – Dead leaves, branches, and other debris on your roof is a leading cause of leaks.
- Clean your gutters – Clogged gutters lead to ice dams, which can flood your attic and the upper floor of your house.
- Upgrade your attic insulation – An insulated attic can prevent heat from escaping and melting snow. This can prevent the leak from the water backup on your roof.
- Replace your old roof – Older roofs are more prone to leaking. Getting a full roof replacement can ensure you are leak free for years to come.