Winter roof care tips
- Due to icy conditions, take extra precautions whenever accessing your roof.
- If snow and ice arrive for any length of time, be sure to check for ice damming along your gutters and roof drains as this will prevent proper drainage. If water can't drain properly, it will seek out any minor roof deficiencies and enter your house.
- After strong wind storms, inspect your flat roof for membrane uplift around perimeters. Inspect shingled roofs for shingle uplift which can be seen during the actual windstorm.
- Avoid shoveling snow off your roof as you could do more damage than good.
Note: Your safety is of primary importance. The following are some tips to look out for on your roof. We recommend you use a professional to inspect and maintain your roof as they will take proper safety measures when accessing your roof. If you insist on doing your own roof inspection or maintenance, at the very least make sure you tell someone of your intentions because if you do fall, you could be incapacitated for a long time before someone is aware of your problem.