Winters are approaching. Some of you will be happy as this magical time of the year is around the corner. But some others might be in great tension. The worries and the tensions stem from the fact that you are not completely prepared for the winter. More than you it is your house that needs to prepare itself for the upcoming winters. Building maintenance is very crucial in this season. Weather conditions in the winter season are quite unpredictable.
Sometimes it is rainy, other times you have frost and some other day you can have immense snowfall. The major part that bears the brunt of this harsh season is the roof of your house. In this article we’ll tell you about some tips to protect the roof of your house.
Remove the ice and snow regularly from the roof
You might say that the snow deposition on the roof of your house looks amazing and presents a picturesque view. But if kept for long, the excessive deposition of the snow on the roof can cause huge damage to it. It can also result in the partial or the complete collapse of the roof structure. Building maintenance experts also suggest that you should keep removing the snow once in a while from the rooftop. The basic reason behind the collapse is the increasing weight on the top of the roof with the continuous deposition of the snow.
Check that the insulation is proper
You must have heard of the problem of building of the ice dams. This problem occurs when the insulation of the roof of the house is improper. If the rooftop is too warm, then the snow will melt and the water will flow down the drain pipes and refreeze there causing blockages. It can even freeze in the gutter system and cause blockages which may require you to spend huge amount of money in the building maintenance.
Check if there are any broken tiles or bricks
One or two damaged tiles or brocks in the roof structure may seem to be quite obvious and not to worry types in the spring or summer season. But the same can be a challenging problem for you to deal with if the season is winter. These missing tiles will further enhance the problems of the leakage if the snow keeps on accumulating on the rooftop. You should call the building maintenance personnel and ask them to repair and rectify these minor issues which can pose a bigger problem later on.
Keep the guttering system clear
It is suggested that you regularly undertake the cleaning of the guttering system of your house. The leaves and the other clutter shall be cleaned regularly so that it poses no bigger problem in the winter months. If you do not do this then snow and ice can get clogged with the clutter and the drainage system will run into problems.
Keep the above-mentioned points in mind as you prepare your home for the upcoming winters.