Tips on Preparing Your Roof for the Winter

It pays to check your roof for any type of damage. Doing so will help you dodge costly repairs this winter. In this post, Kroll Construction shares some tips on preparing your roof for the colder months.

Tips on Preparing Your Roof for the Winter


Check your Detroit roofing for missing, damaged, or warped shingles. Repair and replace as necessary to keep leaks from developing. It also pays to look into your gutters to look for grit coming from your asphalt shingles. Shedding granules usually indicates that your roofing system is nearing the end of its lifespan.


In time, rubber, neoprene, and sealant at the flashing and joints may crack. Check for deteriorated flashing at the walls, chimney, skylights, and around vent pipes. Reseal joints using roofing cement and a caulking gun to prevent water from penetrating.

Gutters and Downspouts

Examine your gutters and downspouts for proper fastening. If you find any loose or sagging parts, re-secure them. This is to make sure the weight of snow and ice won’t pull your gutters away from your home.

It also helps to clear gutters of any debris. Ensure that your downspouts extend away from the house by at least 5 feet to prevent water damage from snowmelt and flooding of the foundation.

Vents and Openings

Insects, birds, rodents, and other critters may seek shelter and warmth in vents and other openings in your roof. Ensure all vents and openings are covered to prevent animals from getting inside to nest.

Taking the time to inspect these parts of your roof can help you avoid unnecessary expenses and unpleasant surprises. However, it is still best to seek help from experienced roofing contractors in Detroit. Leaving the job to Kroll Construction saves you from the trouble of having to climb up a ladder to complete these tasks. With years of experience working on all types of roofing, we are sure to check every part of your roof.

Let Kroll Construction help you ensure that your roof remains in shape no matter the season. Call us today at (888) 338-6340 to schedule a free roof inspection and estimate.

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