You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry… and you’d better get your roof ready for Santa! It’s the holiday season and Santa will be making his rounds delivering presents to all the children around the world. While snacks of Christmas cookies and milk are an excellent way to help speed Santa on his way, do you know what else Santa likes to see? A safe, well-maintained roof!
Maneuvering a sleigh and eight tiny reindeer onto a roof is no easy task, but it’s much more difficult if that roof is slippery and in poor repair. If you want to do your part to help Santa out this year, here are a few things you can do to help get your roof ready for the big guy in red:
- Clear your roof of debris: Leaves, branches and other debris can accumulate on your roof and in your gutters, which can cause a host of issues. Clogged gutters can fill with water and freeze, which not only creates an added strain on your roof, but it can cause water damage to your home. Damp foliage and leaves can also become host to dangerous molds and fungi. Between the freezing water, mold and fungus resulting from debris buildup, the membrane of your roof can wear down, causing water infiltration and even the need for roof replacement.
- Inspect your roof edge: Strong winds and freezing ice, rain and snow can take a toll on your roof edges. To help prevent this, check to make sure that your roof is secured tightly and there are no loose fasteners. You should check the entire circumference of your roof, as well as any areas around your chimney.
- Invest in snow guards: Snow and ice buildup on your roof can actually slide off of a sloped roof, causing a mini “avalanche,” which is not only dangerous for anyone on the roof (like Santa), but it can also cause serious damage to your home and anything around the base of your home, such as a vehicle. To help prevent this, you can invest in snow guards. Snow guards help keep snow buildup in place until it’s able to melt off.
- Replace any damaged roof panels: Over time, roofing panels can become damaged and warped, which can affect the integrity of your entire roof. If you spot any damaged panels, be sure to replace them before the heavy snow starts and it’s too late.
- Schedule a roof inspection: You should have your residential metal roofing in Alaska inspected twice a year, typically in the late fall or early winter and then again in early spring. Regular inspections will help identify potential problem areas before they can cause serious damage.
Don’t let your roof slow Santa down this holiday season! Just a few simple maintenance steps can help keep your roof safe and in good condition. For residential metal roofing in Alaska and other roofing maintenance needs like snow control products and metal roofing panels, call Superior Products Inc. today!
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