Winter is right around the corner. For many, this means holidays filled with loving relatives, full bellies, and plenty of relaxation. As you gather inside your home, safe from the elements, roof repair should be the last thing on your mind.

However, winter can surprise us in Dallas. If you can’t remember the last time your roof had a professional safety inspection, “Grandma got ran over by a reindeer,” could become “Grandma got dumped on by a rain leak.” At Bellator Roofing and Construction, we offer free roof repair and replacement consultations to make sure you and your family are protected this winter. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment

If you aren’t sure if it’s time for roof replacement or repair, you can still take action to prepare your roof for winter. Here are three steps you can take to increase the safety of your roof.

Clear Debris From Your Roof

Throughout the year, all manner of debris will wind up on top of your roof. This may not be a big issue most of the year, but when winter conditions hit, this can test the limits of what your roof can handle. During the warmer months, it is important that you regularly check your roof for debris and remove it whenever possible. Unless you are completely confident in your ability to do so, we do not recommend that you get on top of your roof at any time during the year. These tasks are best left to the professionals at Bellator Roofing and Construction.

Clean Your Gutters

As debris collects in your gutters throughout the year, the excess weight can cause considerable strain on the braces attaching them to your roof. If your gutters aren’t cleared regularly, they can become loose, causing costly damage to your roof. If debris in your gutters is not addressed, you may end up needing more than just roof repair, as the overflow of water can also damage the exterior walls of your home.

Check Your Attic

Roof repair is only one of the costs associated with a poorly maintained roof. One of the most overlooked steps to ensuring your roof is ready for winter is checking the insulation in your attic. If your attic is not thoroughly insulated, your energy bills will skyrocket as your heating system constantly pushes heat out of the poorly insulated areas of your roof. On top of that, poor insulation can even do damage to a recently replaced roof. When the poorly insulated areas of your roof alternate between freezing from the cold air outside of your house and heating back up from the hot air inside your house, condensation can freeze and cause an ice dam. These severely weaken your roof and can quickly lead to expensive roof repairs.

With more than 35 years of experience, Bellator is the roofing company you can trust to keep your family and your bank account safe this winter. Whatever your roofing repair and replacement needs, get in touch with us today for a free estimate.