Preparing Your Roof for Winter
Winter is coming. Is your home ready? Preparation and basic maintenance is the best prevention for any major home issue. So when gearing up for winter storms, start with an inspection - a task diligent homeowners carry out throughout the year.
Keep in mind, if you're thinking of selling a home, one of the big items for buyers is going to be the condition of the roof. For buyers, you're going to want to make sure your new home's roof is up to snuff and well maintained. A sound, healthy roof is key to protecting the overall health of a home.
Buyer or seller, you may want to take a look at some other home improvement projects from simply DIY projects to those that require professional work.
Look now, before the storms, for shrinking and curling shingles. Clean gutters and downspouts, checking for areas where water can pool up around the roof or foundation, causing often expensive damage. Survey the inside of the home as well, looking for signs of roof or other leakage.