With the cooler weather rolling into Houston, you may be digging in your closet for a warm coat, and turning up the heat in your home. With all the cold weather preparation we do naturally, have you considered how the cold may affect your roof? Since our winters are typically mild, we don’t usually have to worry about snow or ice related damage around here. However, there is another culprit that could be damaging your roof. With the temperature fluctuations between our sunny afternoons and chilly nights, your roof could be suffering. Receiving a regular roof inspection as well as maintenance can help prevent this.
TEMPERATURE CHANGES CAN BE DAMAGING TO YOUR ROOF
Temperature fluctuation can cause expansion and contraction of your shingles, which can ultimately lead to breaking and cracking. With several months of this back and forth, your shingles could be compromised. The best way to fight this is to ensure your roof is outfitted with quality shingles, and has been recently inspected. Our team will do our best to prepare your roof for anything our Houston winter might throw at it. If there is any existing damage, it can be made much worse by the temperature fluctuation. Taking care of existing damage right away will help prevent further damage from occurring.
KEEP YOUR GUTTERS CLEAN FOR A HEALTHY ROOF
Other things to consider when preparing your home for cold weather include your gutters. Make sure they have been professionally cleaned, and recently serviced. Freezing rain and ice can cause buildup of ice dams, which prevent proper drainage. These ice dams can also be heavy, and cause your gutters to break or crack. After your gutters have been professionally cleaned, our roofing team can inspect them during our regular roofing inspection, and service them if needed.
SET UP YOUR WINTER ROOF INSPECTION WITH EZ ROOF HOUSTON
Don’t let the cold weather wreak havoc on your home, call us today to set up a roof inspection. Our team is ready to help you and your family have an EZ winter this year.