“FALL IS OFFICIALLY HERE,” and it’s particularly important for Houstonians to ensure the safety and performance of their homes before it does. In preparing your roof, many people go through their homes to make sure there’s no damage and that the cold air from outside won’t seep its way into the home. In addition, people take steps such as checking their heating system, hot water heater, and other home components for repair or replacement.
If you’re getting your home and yourself ready for a cold Houston weather, it’s also important to make sure that your roof is prepared. Your roof provides a fundamental line of defense between your family and any harsh weather. It’s essential to keep it in good condition all year and especially before winter arrives. There are specific steps you can take to prepare your roof and help protect your home through the cold months of the year.
If you haven’t done so yet, you’ll want to have a qualified roofing company to do a thorough inspection of your roof and gutters to be sure they are performing properly. Specifically, the roof penetrations to be sure they are properly secured and sealed or if there are any soft or weak spots on the roof surface. Checking the gutters to be sure there are not any leaves or debris so you get optimal drainage and also the corners and seams for proper sealing so they do not leak.