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Be Prepared: Winterizing Your Roof

Updated October 19, 2021

Get your roof ready for winter before cold weather arrives with this simple checklist you can do yourself or have a professional roofer take care of so you don't have a roofing emergency during cold winter months. Find top-rated roofers with Angi.

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Winterizing your roof should take place before frigid temperatures, snow, ice and wind arrive. Get your roof ready for winter before cold weather arrives with this list of what to check and fix so you can avoid a roofing emergency when it's cold outside.

  * Clean gutters of leaves and debris

  * Repair loose, damaged or missing shingles

  * Check flashing for signs of water

  * Remove and reapply anywhere caulk has crinkled

  * Insulate attic to prevent roof icing

  * Apply roofing cement under loose asphalt and shingles

  * Remove overhanging tree limbs

  * Look for warped or mold both on the roof and in the attic

Sources: Angi | About.com | Weather.com | BI Construction

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