Is there anything more spectacular than a lovely autumn day in Macomb County, Michigan? For just a few short weeks, the world is transformed into something out of a Bob Ross painting, with a lovely display of bright fall colors everywhere you can see. And as if the landscape wasn’t fantastic enough, the weather is absolutely perfect, especially when you add a hot cup of joe and a cozy sweater or two into the mix.

But it won’t be long after we’ve carved our pumpkins that frostier weather will start to set in, and before long, winter will have arrived. While you’re looking ahead to pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving dinner, don’t forget to prioritize your home’s pre-winter maintenance checklist.

In this post from J&J Roofing, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about getting your roof ready for winter this year. To schedule your roof inspection, give us a call today!

  1. Conduct Gutter Maintenance

When your gutters are clogged or damaged, they can easily fill with frozen water during the winter months. Once this happens, water will begin to run upward and back onto your roof. Worse, all of that ice can weigh down your gutters, causing them to crack and break away from your home.

Before the first good winter freeze, be sure to thoroughly clean your gutters and clear them of debris. Make note of any broken or damaged sections and have them repaired right away to prevent serious roof, siding, and foundation damage.

  1. Get a Professional Roof Inspection

Most professional residential roofers recommend scheduling an annual roof inspection to catch any roof damage before it becomes more serious. Not all types of roof damage are as readily visible as missing shingles.

A professional roofer can look inside your attic and check details like the flashing and seals to identify any minor or hidden damage that could become serious over the winter months. Staying on top of this minor damage is the key to preventing these types of cumulative problems and extending the lifespan of your roof.

  1. Update Your Attic Insulation

Ice dams can be devastating to your roof, walls, siding, and foundation. The key to preventing ice dams is minimizing the amount of heat that escapes through your roof, and that starts with high-performance attic insulation. Whether you’re concerned about ice dams or you’ve had outsized winter heating costs in the past, upgrading your attic insulation can transform the way you live.

Get Your Roof, Gutter, and Insulation Services in Michigan

At J&J Roofing in Michigan, we offer a complete range of home exterior services including roof repair services, gutter replacement, and insulation installation services. Get your online consultation and schedule pre-winter maintenance by calling 586-445-6455, or contact us online to connect with a member of our team.