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November 18, 2021


Roof Maintenance


How To Prepare Your Roof For An Ontario Winter

The temperatures have taken a dip and winter is officially well on its way to Ontario! Many are busy getting in the holiday spirit by prepping those gift lists, decorating their homes and indulging in some festive treats! While the holiday spirit is always a cheery one to be in, it’s also important not to forget to prepare your home adequately for the chilly weather, especially your roof.

The performance of your roof during the winter season is an extremely important part of keeping your home at an optimal temperature and your home protected through the harsh weather. In this blog, we’ve gathered some of the best practices that you should implement when preparing your roof for an Ontario winter.

Clear Your Gutters

During the fall season, there are many leaves and other debris falling from trees, which can accumulate in your gutters. Taking the time to clear this debris from your gutters before the snow hits can help prevent the risk of water damage, leakage, mold and other issues. A licensed and professional contractor can assist you in clearing your gutters safely.

Roof Inspection

Conducting a roof inspection can help locate any potential issues before they occur as well as assess any damage that may already be happening. Bugs or other animals may be attempting to make your roof into their home, which can be seen by most during a roof inspection, however there are many other components that consist of a roof’s structure, which cannot always be detected by an untrained eye! Contact your local trusted roof expert to assess your roof for any damage before the first snowfall.

Inspect Your Attic’s Insulation

Your attic’s insulation and ventilation is an integral part of keeping your home warm, maintaining energy efficiency within your home and keeping your roof protected, therefore it is extremely important to ensure your insulation is working correctly and effectively. Ice damming, water damage and mold are all huge risk factors for roof’s with compromised insulation, therefore it is essential to have your insulation checked out by your local trusted roof expert to check if you need an attic top up before winter is here! Turnbull Roofing offers expert Attic Insulation services in the Oshawa and Ajax region.

Turnbull Roofing is here to help guide you and prepare you for the upcoming winter season, offering both Roofing and Attic Insulation services. Call us today at (905) 579-7663 to get in touch with a roofing expert today.