Friday, September 2, 2016

Palo Alto Roof Repairs and More: How to Prepare Your Roof for Winter

The fall season is just around the corner, and next thing you know, it’s winter season once again. Which start you asking—is your roof ready to face the cold weather? Roofs are often an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ kind of thing, and that’s why most people fail to prepare their roof until it’s too late. As soon as the leaves are gone from the trees, your friendly Palo Alto, CA roofing contractors recommend that you perform the following roofing tasks in preparation for the cold season ahead:

Remove debris

Debris on and around roof valleys, skylights, gutters, and HVAC units is never a good thing. Decayed leaves for instance, can block drainage, causing overflow and stagnating water that can damage various roofing components such as shingles, plywood and sheathing. Rainwater overflowing on to walkways may also increase slip-and-fall risks around the home. To prevent these issues, ensure that your roof is clean and clear of debris.

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