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Winter is just around the corner, which means it’s time to make sure your roof is protected. REI Roofing in Holbrook, MA, is here to help you protect your roof from snow, ice, frigid temperatures, and all that comes with it. We’ve compiled a list of steps you should take to ensure your roof stays in prime condition, no matter what Jack Frost sends our way this year!

Are you looking for a roofing contractor to prepare your roof for the winter? Get in touch with REI Roofing today!

Protecting Your Roof for the Winter

Get Rid of Debris

Step one is to clean any debris off your roof–this includes leaves, twigs, rocks, and anything else that may have made its way onto your roof. If debris isn’t taken care of regularly, it can cause mold growth and weigh down your roof, which can eventually lead to damage. It can also make it harder to spot any damage that may already have occurred.

Clean Your Gutters

With leaves constantly falling, autumn is the worst time of year for your gutters. Don’t let the remnants of fall carry over into winter–be sure to clean your gutters to remove all those fallen leaves and debris. You don’t want that to be there when the snow and ice come, trust us! It can lead to overflow, which is sure to damage, if not completely destroy, your gutters.

If you want to protect your gutters even further and save time down the line, you can install gutter guards to prevent buildup of leaves, debris, snow, and even animals. Read our blog post to learn some more helpful tips for maintaining your gutters!

Examine Your Shingles

Now is a good time to take a look at your shingles, since any changes could be a sign of roof damage. If you notice any roof damage, be sure to contact a professional roofing company ASAP to replace any broken shingles before winter arrives. If left untreated, winter weather could cause even greater damage that will be more costly to fix in the future.

Trim Overhanging Trees

If you have any trees or branches that hang over your roof, it’s essential that you trim them down. A hanging branch could scratch or poke at shingles and cause them to break, and any leaves or debris that may fall off can build up in your gutters and grow mold. A winter storm can make tree damage even worse.

Check Your Attic for Ventilation

When winter rolls around, you’ll want to make sure your attic has proper airflow to ensure the cold air doesn’t come in, and the heat from inside doesn’t get out. Before the frigid temperatures come, get up there and check for good ventilation. Not sure how to check for adequate attic ventilation? Read our blog post!

While you’re up there, you should also check your attic for any cracks or leaks that could be detrimental come wintertime.

Review Your Homeowner’s Insurance

Massachusetts winters can be awful. Take some time to review your homeowner’s insurance policy to get a good idea of what damages are covered. That way, if a major storm hits or damage is caused due to winter weather, you won’t be faced with any surprises.

If you don’t have homeowners insurance, now is the time to get it. This can help cover any damage that may occur during a storm. If you’ve taken all the proper precautions, you’ll be in great shape.

Get a Professional Inspection

Now that you’ve taken these steps to clean and examine your roof, it’s time to get a professional opinion. A professional will be able to determine the extent of damage, if any, and how to fix it. Trust us, you don’t want to wait until winter is over–an inspection will save you time and money on major repairs in the long run.

Looking for an expert opinion on your roof? Contact us today to get a quote!

Get in Touch with REI Roofing!

Want to make sure your roof is in tip-top shape before winter comes? You’ve come to the right place. At REI Roofing, we know Massachusetts winters as well as we know roofs. If you need a roof inspection, some general maintenance, a major repair, or any other roofing services, contact us.

See why the residents of Holbrook, MA, and surrounding areas have trusted REI Roofing with all of their roofing needs for more than 20 years. Contact us today!