Akron Roofers Help Ohio Residents Prepare For Winter
Akron, Ohio -
TK Roofing & Gutters, an Akron, OH-based roofing company, would like to lend their services to homeowners who need to prepare their roofs for the winter months. The company published an article titled 'Prepare Your Roof For Winters In Ohio,' which discusses some signs homeowners may want to look out for when getting ready for the coldest time of the year. With the information in the article and with the help of TK Roofing & Gutters' roofing specialists, the community can be sure that their roofs are fully prepared to face the winter months. The article can be found at https://www.tkroofingandgutters.com/blog/prepare-your-roof-for-winters-in-ohio.
There are a number of things to do when preparing one's home for the winter, and much of this is covered in the article. As it points out, "Trees can provide some relief from the sun during the summer, but during winter storms, they can cause damage to your roof and roof leaks. When tree branches hit your roof, they can scratch the shingles and make dents. Pine needles, leaves, or fruit from trees can fall on your roof and cause mold and mildew to grow. Consult an arborist before you prune or remove any hanging branches from your trees. A professional in the tree industry will know the best way to trim trees in your area and will help you protect your home in an environmentally friendly way. Almost any branch that hangs over your roof can be trimmed. If you need to cut off more than 25% of the tree, you might want to eliminate it. You could also trim young trees to keep them from getting too big. If you already have tree limbs, leaves, or twigs on your roof from storms in the past, clean them off."
Another important task is to clean out all the gutters. A gutter is meant to direct rain and melted snow away from a house to ensure the roof does not become leaky. When the gutters around a house are full of branches, leaves, twigs, and other debris, it can lead to several problems, especially in the winter. A clogged gutter can also collapse under the weight of snow which, in addition to causing a number of issues due to snow and water not being channeled away, could lead to costly repairs.
TK Roofing & Gutters also recommends inspecting the flashing. Flashing is an essential part of any roof that helps prevent water leaks. Any problems with it can cause a great deal of damage which is why it is important to ensure that the flashing is in excellent condition and call a specialist to repair it if it is not. The article also recommends examining the roof for evidence of pests. Squirrels, raccoons, birds, and other creatures may try to hide in or on the roof, and they can, in some cases, cause damage. A pest control specialist can get rid of any animal and insects in or around one's home.
Several other steps can be taken to prepare for winter. While it may be possible to carry out inspections and repairs on one's own, it sometimes becomes necessary to contact a professional roofer. TK Roofing & Gutters says, "Preparing and checking your roof for winter is an important part of home maintenance, and you should always put it first. The roof protects your home from the elements, so keeping it in good shape will save you a lot of trouble and stress. You can always ask for help from a professional roofer in your area if you aren't sure you can do the necessary checks yourself or don't have the time. TK Roofing and Gutters has been helping people like you keep your roof in good shape, no matter what time of year it is. Call TK Roofing and Gutters today if you need a professional roof inspection, help with roof repairs, or a complete roof replacement."
Those interested may read TK Roofing & Gutters' 5 Common Roofing Problems article for additional information. All are welcome to contact the company directly for their roofing needs.
For more information about TK Roofing & Gutters, contact the company here:
TK Roofing & Gutters
47 Alice Dr Suite B,
Akron, OH 44319