Tips to Prepare Your Roofing for the Cold Months

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Preparing your Topeka roofing system for the cold winter months is very important for keeping your home a safe, warm and worry-free environment. Having to climb up on your roof when it is either raining or snowing and look for the main causes of specific issues is never a good option, no matter the level of experience that the team you are working with has.

First and foremost, you need to inspect your gutters. If this part of your roof needs cleaning, you need to take all the necessary measures to help it regain its well-functioning state. Clogged gutters can lead to further problems, such as pooling on your roof. If water gets accumulated on top of your roof, this can cause water infiltration inside your home.

So it is very important to remove all twigs, leaves or traces of debris from your gutters. You should also check the downspouts and drains, to see if there are any clogs in there.

Checking the roof flashing and trimming the trees around your roof are some other good examples of how to prepare your roofing system for wintertime. Because squirrels and raccoons climb trees, long branches that are close to your roof can help them get inside your attic.