Simple Winter Roofing Maintenance Tips From El Paso Roofing!
Although we may not think about it often, our roofs are asked to do quite a bit over the course of the year. Not only are they asked to contend with sweltering El Paso heat and sunlight during the spring and summer, but they also have to be durable during the fall and winter months as well.
With December fast approaching, it is now the time of the year where our roofs are going to be put to the test on the colder side of the temperature spectrum. While this can lead to issues, they can be completely avoided by following a few simple tips and guidelines for roofing maintenance and care.
In our latest blog, we’ll discuss just how you can protect your commercial or residential roof this winter!
Tips For Residential Roofs
Check and Improve Your Insulation
It may seem like a no-brainer, but your insulation is key to staying warm and keeping your energy bill as low as possible. Before winter is officially here, it would be a great idea to check your insulation and give it a boost if possible. That way, you can ensure that your hold will actually hold onto the heat that you pump in, as well as keep frigid air at bay.
You can check your insulation yourself, depending on the type of insulation you have. However, we always suggest having a professional check your insulation so they can catch any potential issues you may have missed.
Keep Gutters and Downspouts Clean
Gutters and downspouts are also key to your home’s health, but they are often neglected. Especially in the Southwest, many people simply don’t think about their gutters and downspouts, given the lack of trees and rain compared to other places in the country.
When your gutters and downspouts aren’t clean, it can put undue pressure on your roof. To avoid this potentiality, simply remember to clean your gutters and downspouts regularly.
Invest Time Into Your Ventilation
Your ventilation will also go through changes during the winter, as the change in air quality and temperatures could affect the airflow in your home. If your ventilation system is very old, it may be time to simply
Tips For Commercial Roofs
Got a commercial roof? While the residential tips can certainly apply to commercial roofing, there are some commercial-specific roofing tips that can keep your roof functional throughout the winter as well!
Have Your Roof Inspected
Before the official start of winter, it would be a good idea to have your roof professionally inspected. Whether you have a flat roof or other type of roof, regular inspection is vital between seasons to catch any issues before they turn into major problems.
Calibrate Your Thermostats
You may not think about your thermostat too often, thinking it never needs to be inspected or adjusted. And, for many, this is actually the case. But for a commercial or industrial building, you should always have your thermostat checked and calibrated on a regular basis. This saves you money while ensuring your business operates at the correct temperature for employees.
Trust El Paso Roofing With Your Roof This Winter!
Whether you need simple maintenance and repairs or you need a full roofing overhall, our team at El Paso Roofing is confident we can get the job done. With happy clients all across the El Paso area, we have the expertise and reputation to back up every project we work on, big or small.
To learn more about winter roof protection or to schedule an inspection or service, feel free to contact us today via phone, email, or through our website!