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Katy Roof Maintenance After Last Month's Winter Storms

This week has brought us rather pleasant weather and some sunshine, but it was only two weeks ago when we were faced with the devastating winter storm system that left much of the state without power and with significant winter storm roof damage. If you recently received a Houston roof replacement or installed high-quality architectural roof shingles not too long ago, then your roof may be in good shape. Regardless, though, now is the best time for roof maintenance in order to ensure that your roof remains in the best condition possible as we head into the rainier season. In this article, our Katy roofing company will offer advice on how to best maintain your roof.

Start By Cleaning Your Katy Roof Gutters

Your roof gutters are responsible for collecting rainwater and directing it to the downspout, away from your siding, shingles, and the rest of your home’s structure. This protects it from weathering too quickly and sustaining mold and mildew damage. 

During the winter storm, winds brought plenty of dead leaves, twigs, and other debris into your gutters. If you don’t clean out the debris, then the next time it’s rainy and windy even more debris will land in your gutters. This will clog your gutter system and allow for rainwater to settle back onto your roof. It’s hard to tell when a bad storm will hit your area, so it’s best to be proactive when you can!

Trim Your Overhanging Tree Branches

Large trees are a beautiful addition to your front and back yards, but they come with their own drawbacks. During the winter storm system, any overhanging tree branches were likely weighed down by snow and ice, inviting more debris to land onto your roof and into your gutters.

Keep in mind that large branches not only invite more debris–they also make a path for critters to move into your attic. If that wasn’t bad enough, overhanging tree branches are notorious for placing unnecessary weight on your shingles, which will inevitably cause them to buckle. When this happens, your Katy roofing is far more prone to severe roof leaks as we head into spring and the beginning of hurricane season.

Get A Seasonal Katy Roof Inspection

If you’d like to check on the current condition of your roof, then please contact us for a free Katy roof inspection so we can assess your roof and determine whether you are in need of Katy roof repair or Katy roof replacement. We are currently offering seasonal roof inspections and once our inspection is complete, we will offer guidance on the next steps to take to ensure your roof will protect you and your loved ones.