Florida winters may not be the winters of New England or Montana, but they can get much more chilly than those balmy temperatures we’re used to. When the mercury drops down into the 30s and 40s, you need a home that’s snug and cozy. Perry Roofing in Gainesville can help by getting your roof winter-ready. Here’s what we recommend.
1. Clean Out Your Gutters
Gutters have a purpose. It’s to provide a safe passage for water to leave your roof without seeping down into your walls and foundation. When gutters become clogged with debris such as leaves, twigs, and seeds, they can’t do their job well. It’s important to clean out your gutters periodically or to invest in a gutter-guard system that keeps debris from collecting inside them. Make sure your rain gutters are clear and ready to go before the first rains of winter arrive.
2. Trim the Trees Around Your Home
No one will argue that it can get windy in Florida. Before the temperatures begin dropping, hire someone to get out there with trimmers and manicure the trees that overhang your roof. Make sure these trees are healthy and won’t uproot on a windy day. Also make sure any overhanging branches, especially dead ones, aren’t left to threaten your roof this winter.
3. Have a Roof Inspection Performed
How long has it been since your last roof inspection? If you’re not sure, it’s time to give Perry Roofing a call. An inspection can turn up many problems that you, as a homeowner, may not otherwise notice. These include:
- Cracked, broken, or missing shingles
- Shingles that are buckled or bent
- Damaged or missing flashing
- Holes or leaks
Any one of these can wreak havoc in winter when it’s 30 degrees outside and there’s a cold wind blowing. That’s why it’s best to find out now what’s going on with the roof over your head. Having an inspection performed is the best way to do so.
4. Use the Right Roofing Materials
When it’s time to replace an outdated roof, it’s important to use materials that are suited to your weather. This is especially true for Florida homeowners who live in High Velocity Hurricane Zones, or HVHZs. For homeowners in Gainesville and the surrounding areas, roof longevity is important. Days can still get pretty windy, and the right materials will last for decades or longer, saving you big money in repair costs. The best materials for roofing in Gainesville include asphalt shingles and stone-coated steel. Both will typically maintain their functionality and appearance for decades before ever needing additional repair or replacement. Contact Perry Roofing when you’re ready to replace an outdated roofing system.
Call on Perry Roofing
For more than 40 years, the experienced crew at Perry Roofing has been delighting homeowners in and around the Gainesville area with prompt, friendly service and expert care. We’re the go-to choice if you want quality work performed in a timely fashion. Call us today for all your Florida roofing needs.