Tips For Staying Warm and Dry this Winter

roofing contractorAs the weather turns cooler the potential for winter storms increases which increases the chances that you will have leaks from your roof.

Roofing Preparation Tips

Check your flashing and make sure that it is intact.  The metal lining of your roof is the flashing and is installed into roof joints as a sealant for the roofline and is there to prevent leaks from occurring.  You will usually see the flashing around the chimneys and vents of your roof.  If your contractor installed the flashing properly, it will send the water off the roof to the ground.  If you have an older roof, you will want to call a roofing contractor to inspect the flashing as it is hard for the average person to know if it is in good shape for the upcoming winter months.

Remove Roof Debris.  Unfortunately our roofs tend to collect a lot of debris over time.  Accumulation of leaves can cause water to pool in the winter which may lead to a roof leak.  The more likely situation is that it will cause moss to build up on your roof and if the moss is not dealt with it can compromise the structure of the roof.  A good practice is to power wash your roof at least once a year.  A good roofing contractor can assist you with this project.

Keep Your Gutters Clean.  During the fall months your gutters will get clogged with leaves and other debris and this will cause the water to back up which can lead to roof leaks.  This is another great job for your local Myrtle Beach roofing contractor.

If you do see signs of a leak, you will want to call a roofing contractor immediately before it leads to a bigger problem. Get in touch with MB Roofing Pros right away.

MB Roofing Pros
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-492-0778
http://roofing-myrtlebeach.com

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