Welcome back to the Brett Hayse Exterior Specialists blog! In our last blog post, we touched on a few of the things that you can do to minimize the chances of roof damages this winter. Today we’re going to continue to talk about how you can take the best care of your roof this winter season. Let’s dive right in!

Check on Sealing

The sealant of your roof is extremely important when it comes to keeping moisture out. While roofs can be extremely sturdy and withstand many types of weather, it’s not uncommon for your sealant to need a little bit of help. Whether that be in the form of complete replacement or just a little bit of resealing in places, you won’t regret doing this.

While it’s important to ensure that there aren’t any broken seals on your roof, it’s always good to check around windows, pipes, skylights and any other fixtures that you have outdoors. These are the spaces that are most likely to have worn down sealant, but they’re also the parts of your home that benefit from it the most.

Trim Trees Above Your Roof

If you have any trees that are above or next to your house, do your best to trim any branches that could cause damage to your roof. When storms blow in, these branches are one of the most dangerous things around. Rather than let a heavy branch land on your roof and do damage or blow away and break a window, take some time to trim them.

At times they’re ready for a trim before the cold season ever starts, but there are times where you start to notice heavy branches that pose a danger when it’s already a little cooler. If that’s the case, have a professional come and safely remove these branches by your home.

Practice Pest Control

While it may not be the first thing that you think of when imaging ways to better care for your roof, practicing diligent pest control is one of the best ways that you can ensure your roof remains in good condition during the colder months. Given that it does get chilly, many pests are looking for a way to get inside to a cozy house to keep warm. A majority of them will chew and dig until they find a way in once they find a small opening.

The best way to avoid this from happening is by ensuring all cracks and openings are sealed before the temperatures drop. Leaving these holes open can lead to a much larger issue in regards to pests, but it can also open your roof up to countless other problems.

Inspect for Damage

When it comes to damage, the best way to ensure that it doesn’t go from being a small problem to something large is by constantly checking for damage and being proactive when there is noted damage. This winter season, make sure that you are constantly keeping an eye out for any damage on your roof so that you can catch problems earlier on.

In the case that you notice there’s an issue with your roof, contact the team at Brett Hayes Exterior Solutions. We’ll be able to provide you with the assistance that you need to feel confident about your roof again. Whether it’s an inspection or repair services that you’re in need of, you can always count on our team to be there for your Gainesville home. Reach out today and let’s get started on keeping your roof in good shape!