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  • Writer's pictureJenna Lehmann

Winter Maintenance of Your Asphalt Roofs

 At Cedar Ridge Roofing, we understand the importance of protecting your home and investment from the harsh winter elements. That's why we've put together this guide on winter maintenance for your asphalt roof. 




Keep Gutters and Downspouts Clear


During the winter months, it's crucial to keep your gutters and downspouts clear of debris to maintain the health and functionality of your asphalt roof. Leaves, twigs, and other debris can accumulate in the gutters and downspouts, obstructing the flow of water. When water cannot properly drain from the roof, it can lead to pooling, ice dams, and potential water damage.




Trim Overhanging Branches


As winter storms and heavy snowfall occur, branches that overhang your roof pose a potential risk for damage. The weight of snow can cause these branches to break and fall onto your roof, leading to shingle damage or even punctures. Taking the time to trim back overhanging branches before the winter season can help minimize this risk.




Prevent Condensation in Insulation


The combination of cold temperatures outside and warm air inside your home can create condensation and excess moisture in your attic space. Over time, this moisture can lead to the weakening of the roof structure and the growth of mold and mildew. Adequate insulation helps to maintain a consistent temperature, reducing the chance of condensation.




Schedule a Professional Roof Inspection


Scheduling a professional roof inspection before winter is a wise decision to ensure the optimal condition of your asphalt roof. Experienced roofers have the expertise to assess the state of your roof, checking for any potential issues that could be exacerbated during the winter months. They can identify loose or damaged shingles, worn-out flashing, or any areas that may require repair or maintenance.

For all your roofing needs, including winter maintenance, trust Cedar Ridge Roofing for expert solutions and reliable service. Contact us today to ensure your asphalt roof is ready to withstand the challenges of winter and protect your home for years to come. 


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