3 Tips to Protect Your Roof from the Snow

Winter is upon us. We’re sure by just reading that statement, some of you let out a cry of joy, maybe in public, causing others to look over at you and mumble to themselves, but most of you probably just cringed to the moon and back. Winter isn’t a very popular season (for good reason), but there are ways to protect yourself, your family, your property, and have some fun in the sun (oops, sorry, we meant snow).

At Philly Roofing, we care about your roof and its well-being. Our services extend from metal roofing to slate roofing in Philadelphia and other local areas. For both commercial and residential property owners, we provide full roofing services including maintenance, repairs and installations. We’d like to be your roof experts all year round, which is why we’re going to provide you with tips to protect your roof from the snow this winter:

  1. Have the roof inspected for any damage – Before winter even begins, make sure to have your roof inspected for any damage or deterioration. You can either do this yourself or hire a company like us to thoroughly inspect it for you and make the necessary repairs if you need any. Trust us; this will help you in the long run by preventing more costly damages from occurring to your home.
  1. Make sure you have the right tools – We recommend using a roof rake to remove excess snow from your roof and also prevent ice dams and leaks. You can also contact us at Philly Roofing to help remove the snow from your roof. Calling a professional prevents not only accidentally damaging your roof, but also putting yourself at risk.
  1. Clear any debris from your gutters – With fall comes falling leaves and a lot of them are probably going to end up in your gutters. We recommend cleaning out your gutters to make sure there’s no debris in there before the first snowfall. In fact, one of the most common causes of roof damage is because of a clogged gutter.

Use these tips to keep your roof protect from snow this winter. If you have metal roofing in Philadelphia or any other type of roofing and you’d like to learn more about keeping it protected, contact us at 215-848-4900.


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