Winter is almost upon the residents of London, ON, so it’s time once again to get your roof ready for winter. Luckily, you won’t need to strain yourself for roof cleaning with these steps.

Clean the gutters and downspouts

Here are some easy steps to do this:

  • Remove the debris from the downspout and the gutters.

  • Pour a solution of 1 part bleach and 2 parts water mixed together in a bucket.

  • Use a sponge or a piece of cloth to scrub down the downspout and the gutters.

  • Rinse the downspout and the gutters with plain water to remove any bleach solution that might have been left behind.

  • Remove debris from downspout and gutters.

Fill in any missing shingles.

Here are easy steps to help you fill in your roof’s missing shingles before winter hits.

  • Gather shingles

  • Gather nails or screws

  • Position ladder on roof and start on the highest side

  • Mark the first row of shingles with a chalk line and nail or screw them down

  • Slide the ladder over on the other side and repeat the earlier steps until you fill out all missing shingles

Ice guards are excellent protection against ice dams. Learn more about them from All Season Gutter below.

Reasons to Install Snow Guards

Snow guards seem like a useful tool for your home, but why should you consider installing them this winter? When you have snow guards installed on your home’s roof, you can prevent unexpected sheets of snow from sliding off your roof that can cause personal injury and property damage.

With new snow guards for your roof, you can benefit from:

  • Improved Home Safety: The sheets of snow that can fall from your roof are often large and heavy. If a person or animal is beneath the snow, they could become seriously injured.

  • Long-Term Roof Protection: When piles of snow slide off a roof, it can cause cracking and other roof damage that could ruin the structural integrity of your roofing and lead to leaks and harm to your building. This damage is potentially dangerous and costly to repair.

  • Property Damage Prevention: Not only does snow accumulation on your building or home cause potential damage to your roofing materials, but the weight of the snow can also destroy and bend your gutters, eventually causing them to separate from your structure. Falling and melting snow can also ruin HVAC systems and landscaping or flood your home’s foundation.

  • Reduced Liability: One of the costliest consequences of snow falling from your roof is that if it does strike a person, the home or property owner is liable for paying the damages, which can cost thousands of dollars.

  • Added Home Value: If you ever decide to sell your home in the future, you can include your new snow guards as an added special feature. Highlight how safe and effective snow guards are for the home and how a new homeowner will save time and money by not having to install new snow guards.

  • Styles / Types: There are a wide variety of styles, materials, and forms of snow guards. Snow guards can be made of plastic or any variety of metals including copper. There are a broad array of designs for each different type of roof and styles from simple to extravagant. (Continued)

You can always trust us at Cub Roofing for the best roofing services before winter arrives. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.