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5 Essential Roofing Tips for Winter.

Winter is coming once again, and it's important that your roof is in good condition to handle snow. As we all know, older roofs can't handle snow the way they have in the previous years. Thankfully, these tips can help you preserve your roof or at least observe whether it needs a repair or replacement.

Here are five roofing tips to consider before leaving your home during the holidays

Remove any added weight on your roof.

Adding weight to the roof of a building is bad because it can cause structural damage, or it can lead to other issues that can cause safety hazards.

Now, picture that situation with the density and weight of snow weighing down the entire roof. The risk of the roof collapsing becomes greater if you don't remove any added weight to your residential roof. In this light, we highly advise homeowners with aged roofs to keep it light on the Christmas decors to avoid any possible structural collapse.


De-winterization works by reducing the formation of ice dams, which can melt and cause water damage to your attic, house, insulation, and other parts. Expert roofers can provide you with excellent de-winterization by draining water from the surface. Next, they may advise you to use roof ice melting devices to reduce the possibility of ice dams.

Ice and Snow Shields

An ice and snow roof guard is a protective barrier that prevents snow from accumulating on the roof of a structure. The ice and snow roof guard is designed to be installed on the exterior of the building. This type of system is used primarily in regions where snowfall is high to protect buildings from snow accumulation.

While they're undeniably a huge investment, they're worth the price and are reusable for new roofs. Make sure to consult about your material's compatibility with the ice guard.

Attic Ventilation

Airflow in the attic can help reduce snow and ice buildup, but only well-made attic ventilation through your roof soffits and fascia can make it possible. You will certainly need the help of dependable Farmington, CT roofers in the area to achieve a well-made attic ventilation system.

Repair your gutter system

Snow and ice accumulation can lead to a break in the gutter, which will cause water to leak into the house and damage the foundation. The ice will also cause a lot of noise, as well as damage to the home's roof.

Thus, it's a good idea to have your gutter system repair or fully inspected by reliable roofers in your area. While you can do gutter repairs and restorations on your own, it's best to rely on professionals to make sure they have everything in check, and the gutter is effectively functioning to protect your roof.

If you have yet to find a reliable roofer for all your needs, you can always count on us at Slavin Home Improvements. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.



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