In Topeka, summers are hot and humid, whereas winters tend to be very cold and windy. The cold season typically lasts for about 3 months, starting from November until February. Therefore, preparing your roof for winter becomes an important part of keeping your home in good conditions.
Taking the necessary precautions in due time can protect you from a lot of stress and disruptions all throughout the winter season. Having to fix a damaged roof while it is raining or snowing can be extremely dangerous and difficult at the same time, either for you, or for the roofer you hire, although MidKansas Exteriors is ready to help when needed.
The very first thing to do in order to prepare your roof would be to check on your gutters. In case of any debris, leaves, branches, and so on, you need to clean it as soon as possible. A clogged gutter can no longer perform its function of directing water or melted snow from your roof to the ground. The drains and downspouts should also be checked on a regular basis to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
Checking your roof flashing is also very important. At the same time, you should check the state of your shingles and see if some of them need replacement.