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Pre-Winter Preparations for Your Roof
Pre-Winter Preparations for Your Roof
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  • Residential Roofing Indianapolis

    The roof is arguably the most important part of the home; in fact, without a roof, a house can hardly be called a home. The roof provides comfort, security, and safety from the elements. So if the roof ends up with any kind of damage, it could end up compromising all of the qualities that the roof is supposed to provide. The roof is particularly susceptible to wear and tear since it is exposed to the elements, and in Indianapolis, those elements can be varied and unpredictable.


Pre-Winter Preparations for Your Roof

The frigid winter weather can take a toll on your residential roofing system, but there are a few things you can do ahead of time to prevent damage. Read on as Universal Roofing & Exteriors shares tips on protecting your roof from common winter dangers.

Wind Damage

Strong winds are common in winter. Gale-force winds can dislodge roof shingles, creating gaps through which moisture can infiltrate the interior of your home. You can reinforce your roof by installing wind-resistant shingles, which are specifically engineered to withstand storms.

Moisture Damage From Snow and Ice

This can lead to a host of problems with your roof and the rest of your home, including:

  1. Ice dams – Ice dams form when melted snow reaches the edges of your roof and freezes, depositing ice at the edges of your roof. Left unattended, the water that’s backing up behind ice dams might seep through your roof, causing leaks. This is a common problem in houses with insufficient insulation. Before winter begins, check your insulation and have it repaired if it’s not in good shape.

  2. Condensation in your attic – The heat escaping to your roof can make for humid conditions in your attic, leading to mold growth. Making sure your roof and attic are well-ventilated can prevent moisture from building up inside your attic.

  3. Sagging roof – The ice and snow building up on your roof puts added stress on your roof, which is a serious problem that can threaten the stability of the entire structure.

Having Your Roof Inspected

The best way to reinforce your roof and prepare it for winter is to have a contractor inspect it. That way, they can fix any underlying issues before they affect other parts of your home.

Looking for certified roof inspectors in your area? Universal Roofing & Exteriors is a HAAG-certified contractor with more than three decades of experience. We offer a wide range of professional roofing services, including roof repair. To schedule an inspection, call us at (317) 257-0779 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Carmel and Zionsville, IN, and the surrounding communities.

About Rob Yeary

Rob Yeary is the owner of Universal Roofing. He is a graduate of North Central High School. Rob went on to become a 1986 graduate of Butler University, where he played baseball and studied business and economics.

  • Contact Us For All Your Indianapolis Roofing Needs

    No matter what kind of Indianapolis roofing project you need done, we at Universal Roofing & Exteriors can help you to achieve it. Whether you want your roof to be repaired or to be replaced completely, we can do it for you. We can send a contractor to examine your existing roof and let you know what needs to be done. Once their assessment is complete, they can give you various options on how to proceed. Once the roofing project gets started, our assigned contractor will make sure that it gets completed as efficiently and quickly as possible.

Contact Us to Get Started On Your Project

There’s no better combination than experience, quality products, and a strong work ethic when it comes to choosing a central Indiana roofing company. That’s why we are confident you’ll be satisfied with our work—so confident that we guarantee your satisfaction before you pay a dime. That’s right­—no payment unless you’re satisfied. Get a free estimate from us by filling out our request form or calling us at (317) 257-0779 . We can’t wait to give your home the attention and care it deserves.