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Avoid the Worse! Winter-Proof Your El Paso Roof

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From freezing temperatures to a calm 68-degree day, there’s no telling what one winter day will be like from the next. Leaving your roof susceptible to damage may come at a high cost when an unexpected winter storm braces the Borderland. All it takes is a couple of preventative measures and your roof will be protected from damage such as water leaks and roof and gutter issues. Allow us to help you prepare!

Give your home’s exterior a walk-through

Do you have a couple of trees that touch your home’s roof? Perhaps a tree that’s close to your roof? If you do, you’ll want to trim those trees and rack up any fallen leaves. Branches and leaves can clog up gutters, which obstruct the ability of water to flow in the right direction. When leaves pile up on your home’s roof, they can also cause damage. Wet leaves have the potential to rot roof shingles and make them weak. Take a walk around your home and from the ground trouble-spot any areas that require cleanup. The goal is to keep both your roof and gutters free from objects.

Inspect your attic

Attics are prone to leaks, especially when the Sun City experiences a heavy rainstorm. To spot any potential damage, go up to your attic on a sunny day and look for pockets of the sun coming in through the roof. If you notice areas where the sun is peaking in, call a roofer to asses it. A professional roofer will determine whether there are missing shingles or other potential damage. It’s important to have it addressed right away as any small opening leaves room for the possibility of leaks, which can result in mold.     

Have your roof thoroughly inspected

It’s a good rule of thumb to have your roof inspected before the start of a new season. Since fall and winter in El Paso can sometimes get blurred, it’s a good idea to have it inspected in late September/early October. Although we are well into November, you can still have it inspected before the start of winter, which officially starts on December 21st.

Simply give Allegiant Construction and Roofing a call and we’ll schedule a visit. Upon our inspection, our licensed and experienced roofers will look for any damage that requires repair. We’ll let you know the full status of your roof’s condition so that you can have peace of mind knowing you’re prepared for the possibility of snow or freezing temperatures.

Contact us today to schedule an inspection!

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