Making Sure Your New Roof Stays Safe

Think about how carefully you take care of your phone or car when you first buy it. If you’re like most people, you’re probably overly cautious and protective of it. So why wouldn’t you want to take the same level of precaution when it comes to your new roof?

Once you have a new roof, you’ll want to make sure it stays safe from any and all potential damage — and here’s how you can do that.

Trim Away Nearby Branches

We’re not saying you have to get rid of every nearby tree, but it’s a good idea to trim away any branches that are within 10 feet of your roof and/or home. Nearby branches can knock into your home and damage your shingles or rip them up entirely. Trimming away nearby branches can prevent that from happening.

Insulate Away

Without the proper insulation, heat can escape your home and leave your attic and roof susceptible to freezing temperatures. If they’re too cold, ice dams can form on your roof and not only weigh your roof and fascia down, but, if the ice continues to accumulate, it can make its way under your shingles, leaving you with missing ones and potential water damage.

Waterproof When Possible

Waterproofing your roof can protect it and your home from problems caused by heavy rains and snow. This can be especially protective during winter when melting and freezing snow can get into cracks in your roof and cause water damage.

Schedule Inspections

You won’t always be able to spot any roofing issues with your own eyes — sometimes you need a set of professional ones. Regular roof inspections can help spot any potential problems early on and protect your new roof from further, potentially worse, problems.

To keep your roof safe in the Norwalk, CT area, trust the experts at JM Roofing & Siding. With over 15 years of experience under our belts, we have the knowledge and know-how to offer you the best experience possible. Give us a call today at 203-299-0716.

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