In anticipation of the winter, people buy themselves new winter clothes and accessories. New clothes will help keep you warm and snug, but certainly won’t be all you need as winter really sets in, and things get horribly chilly in and around the house. As the winter chill seeps in, it spares no place and no one, taking its toll on both residential and commercial properties. While it’s still early, you should consult with your local roofing companies in Columbia SC for winterizing techniques that can see you through the harshest weather.
With a colder, drier winter and above-average snowfall predicted for Columbia and the South Carolina areas, you can’t argue with the value of having a well-kept roofing system. Start your year right with regular upkeep, and by hiring a roofer if necessary.
Stay Equipped: Shore Up Your First-Line of Defense
Your roof takes the worst beating from harsh weather, it’s vulnerable to external elements. While it’s true that any work that needs to be done on your roof can be quite costly, it can be even more expensive to have to deal with unforeseen repairs.
Make up a list of regular maintenance tasks you need to do. Make sure to inspect and clean your roof at least twice a year, or as needed. And even if you’ve recently had it checked by experts, check it yourself again anyway, before the winter sets in. Here are some guidelines to help you make sure your roof stays in top shape throughout winter:
• Grab a pair of binoculars and, from where you are standing just outside of your home, do a thorough examination.
o Check for any curling, missing or peeling shingles, piles of debris in your gutters, sagging downspouts, and other issues.
o Indoors, look for water stains and areas with fading paint up on your ceiling as these are common signs of leaking.
• To avoid any mishaps, we suggest you forego climbing up your ladder. The best thing you can do to feel dry and comfortable this season is to have a professional contractor make the necessary repairs or replacement.
Expecting colder weather? Expect, too, that the cold, snow, and ice will bring multiple stressors to your roof. Have a number of trusted roofing companies in Charleston SC on standby and ready tackle any emergency repairs.
It pays to have good quality roofing like GAF-manufactured products and materials, which CMS Roofing carries. Being a GAF MasterElite® certified contractor, we ensure that your roof will be installed by excellently trained workers, and covered with best warranty available in the market. Give us a call today for your roofing needs and let us know how we can assist you.