The first day of winter was over a week ago! And, according to a certain farmer’s almanac, winter has returned in full force this year. Is your home ready for the cold and frost that will surely come along with it? We have some suggestions on how to prepare your Inver Grove Heights home exterior for winter. Here are a few suggestions on what to do in order to keep your home warm, draft-free and leak-free during the frigid months ahead.
One of the most important things you can do for your home exterior is to make sure your gutters are clean. If your Inver Grove Heights home has gutters that are filled to the brim with leaves and debris, then snow and ice can build up and cause your roof to leak and your gutters may even need to be replaced. Also, cut back any low hanging or heavy branches that could fall on your roof and siding during a winter storm.
During a storm high winds may tear through, removing shingles and leaving your roof exposed to the elements. Hail can cause dents or dislodge the protective granules needed to shield shingles from rain and other damage. Additionally, some of the most common issues with siding can be caused by wind. Do not delay on these important repairs!
After a winter storm has rolled through the Inver Grove Heights area, you should immediately assess the damage. Simply walk around your home exterior (once it’s safe) and check for signs that your roof or siding has been affected. Also check inside for any leaks or water spots. Damaged roofs or siding leaves your home exposed to the elements.
What to do next? Bring in a professional roofing and siding company like Eastern Roofing & Siding to inspect your Inver Grove Heights home exterior! Our trained eyes can help you figure out what parts of your roofing and siding need to be repaired. If your roofing and siding are in bad condition, your roof could collapse or water could even leak through and cause damage to your home’s interior. Roofing and siding experts like ours can spot cracks on your roof, missing shingles and other potential problems.
For all of your home exterior needs in Inver Grove Heights and the surrounding area, call Eastern Roofing & Siding at (651) 238-1313, or you can contact us for a Free Estimate. We will be more than happy to help you with any of your roofing and siding problems – anything to avoid the harsh effects of a “Numbingly cold and snowy” winter.