With winter fast approaching, it’s important not to forget about your roof! The last thing you want is for the first snowfall of winter to unearth an unexpected problem with your roof, especially when the temperatures start dropping!

Don’t get left out in the cold, check out these tips for winterizing your roof!

Inspect It: Most damage can be seen, so give your roof a good inspection. Check for damage to shingles, vents, flashing, and other roofing materials.

Check Your Attic: Damage can be done from the inside as well, so it’s important to check your attic for proper insulation and ventilation, to prevent moisture and condensation from forming. This can lead to mold, mildew, and other problems as well, so it’s important to remember to check your attic frequently.

Pest Damage: Weather isn’t the only thing that can damage your roof, so it’s important to keep an eye out for anything else that might cause damage. Termites and squirrels are common causes of the damage, and if damage like that is found it is important to contact a pest control specialist to remove them.

Keep Your Gutters Clear: Gutters are a very common cause of roof damage, and in the winter that’s no different. It’s important to keep your gutters free from debris, which can cause major damage to your shingles if not taken care of.

Clear Overhanging Branches: Clearing anything hanging over your roof before winter is a vital step. Snow and ice can build up on those branches and cause them to bend and snap, which can cause huge damage to your shingles, and the overall integrity of your roof.

At Haynes Construction Inc, we are dedicated to helping you keep your roof in great condition, to keep you and your family warm this winter!

Haynes Construction Inc. has been family owned and operated for over 40 years. We have created a reputation for ourselves that includes quality workmanship, professional service, and quality products that won’t disappoint our customers. We stand behind our work and guarantee your satisfaction. Our service areas include Kankakee County, Iroquois County, Will County, DuPage County, and Cook County. Give us a call today at (815)-932-5259 to learn more about the services that we offer. We look forward to hearing from you soon!