Are You Ready for Winter? Winter Hazard Awareness Week

Every year, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, along with several other federal government agencies and non-profit organizations, sponsors Winter Hazard Awareness Week. Tuesday, November 11, is Outdoor Winter Safety day and the focus is on how to stay safe outdoors when the temperatures are hovering around freezing and there is the possibility of ice or other hazardous weather conditions. Here are some of our favorite tips.

  • If you notice that your roof is leaking, call in professionals like the ones here at Eastern Roofing & Siding for help. Do not attempt to get on your roof on your own unless you are a trained roofing professional. During the winter, roofs get quite slippery thanks to rain, ice and other forms of precipitation.
  • In order to help keep your roof from leaking during the winter, there are a few things you can look out for. Make sure your roof and gutters are in good shape by having them regularly inspected by experts like us. That way, you can rest easy when the cold and severe weather hits knowing your roof will keep you and your family warm and dry.
  • When you are outside shoveling snow, take it easy. Try not to overdo it, and treat it like you would any other exercise. Warm up before you start, take frequent breaks, stay hydrated and listen to your body. If you need to go inside and rest for awhile, do so.
  • If you are outdoors for even a short amount of time, the threat of frostbite and hypothermia are very real. Depending on the temperatures, frostbite and hypothermia can set in within a matter of minutes. Some signs of frostbite include itching, cold sensations, tingling, burning and numbness. Signs of hypothermia include numbness, shivering, apathy, weakness, incoherent speech and more. If you experience any of these symptoms or notice someone else is, get yourself or that person into a warm building as soon as possible.

Do you need more information about roofing and gutter repair? Call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313 or Request a Quote.

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