snow on residential roof
snow on residential roof

There is only so much you can do to prepare your roof for winter, but when the colder temperatures hit, you might realize you didn’t do quite enough. While this could make you nervous because the snow has fallen and the city is freezing, we have some solutions. Maintaining your roof during the winter months isn’t as hard as it may seem.

Keep the Roof Clean

You should never climb up on the roof on your own, but if it seems the roof won’t hold the amount of snow it currently has, you should contact the professionals to help you get it cleaned off. You can work with our roofing contractors to discuss solutions, which might involve a roof renovation in the future if your roof isn’t built to hold the amount of snow you typically get.

Bolster the Insulation

The more insulation you have inside the attic, the warmer the roof will be. While it won’t necessarily stay warm during winter, bolstering your insulation could aid in keeping the snow melted and sliding off as it should. Adding insulation to the attic is something you can have done during winter, as it doesn’t require climbing up on the slippery, wet roof.

Stay Current on Repairs

If you notice there are leaks coming from the roof, you will need to get it repaired in a timely manner. Too many homeowners wait until spring, but our professionals have the tools and safety equipment to ensure the repairs get done, even in bad weather. If you wait too long, the damage will become worse, leaving you with more extensive and expensive repairs.

Getting Started

As you can see, all is not lost if the cold temperatures have already rolled in and the snow has started to fall. If you have issues with your roof this winter, contact Badger Contracting today by calling 410-417-6972 or sending us an email to find out how we can help.