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We might not have harsh winters in Alabama, but the weather can still cause damage to your roof during this season. In addition to tasks like preparing your home for the holidays and figuring out the Gutter Helmet® cost per foot, you should make sure your roof is in great condition. In today’s post, Gutter Helmet Systems of Alabama shares tips on how to prevent roofing damage during the winter season.

1. Clean and maintain your gutters. Keeping your gutters clean and properly maintained is important for the health of your roof. If you have trees on your property, clean the gutters during early winter when most of the leaves have fallen. If you don’t have the equipment to climb the roof edge safely, have your gutters cleaned by professionals. Also, consider investing in a gutter protection system like Gutter Helmet, which can eliminate the need to clean your gutters.

2. Inspect your roof regularly. Visual inspections are easy to do, won’t take up too much of your time, and won’t cost you a thing. Yet the benefits are immense — they keep you up to date with your roof’s condition and give you the opportunity to have roofing problems fixed before they become bigger problems.

3. Clean the roof. If your roof is strewn with leaves and debris, make it a point to clean the rooftop soon. Twigs and needles can get between shingles and create small crevices where rainwater can penetrate. When cleaning the roof, do not use a pressure washer as it can strip the granules or protective coating off your roof.

4. Trim the trees on your property. Sharp tree limbs can scratch the roof surface and increase the risk of rainwater infiltration. It can also give small animals access to your rooftop. The ideal clearance between the roof and the outer branches is 10 feet. If you’re unsure how to trim the tree limbs without harming the tree, hire an arborist.

If you need help with your gutters or would like to know the Gutter Helmet® cost per foot, call Gutter Helmet® Systems of Alabama at (866) 598-7525. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Chelsea, AL, and the surrounding communities.

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