How to Prep Your Roof For Winter in Georgia

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While Georgia may not get a lot of snow during winter, we still experience flurries, sleet, and a lot of rain (which often turns to ice). As the weather gets colder, it’s important to make sure your home is as ready as you are for the dropping temperatures.

Here are 3 easy tips for preventing roof damage this winter:

Check your gutters.

Look for any obvious damage to your gutters, such as holes or cracks, and ensure your gutters are aligned correctly. You may also want to consider adding a downspout to your gutters. This will help keep melting snow away from your home, keeping it safe and dry.

Look for leaks in your attic & ceilings.

If you find water stains in the ceilings of your home, chances are you have a water leak somewhere. The most common warning signs of a leak are:
musty odors
water stains on your ceiling
spots on your exterior walls
bulging patches on your interior walls

If you notice any of these signs, you should locate the leak and call Hewatt Roofing to patch up the hole!

Patch any holes.

Raccoons, squirrels, and opossums will enter any hole in your roof if given the chance. Any hole these animals see, no matter the size, becomes an invitation into your home. Check closely between the roof and siding or brick, and look out for damage from branches falling on the roof.

If you’re concerned about the quality of your roof this winter, call Hewatt Roofing! Hewatt Roofing is a family-owned company that has serviced Gainesville and surrounding areas for 49 years. Call us today at (770) 297-3585 to learn more about a FREE roof inspection.

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