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Your roof shields your home against damaging elements. You’ll never know how harsh a storm may be this coming year or what threats Mother Nature may pose, so it’s better to be ready than sorry.

To help you out, Century Roofing & Siding Ltd. listed easy ways to prepare your roof for the coming year:

Inspect: As preventive maintenance, most Ottawa roofing companies will suggest you inspect your roof at least once a year. Walking on top of your roof may be unsafe, so you can simply use a pair of binoculars and inspect it from the ground.

Look for rust spots and chipping caulk on the flashing. If you have roof shingles, check for curled, blistered, buckled, broken, or missing parts. Also, see if the rubber boots around your roofing vent pipes are cracked or worn-out. They must be repaired immediately to prevent water leaks.

Clean the Gutters: Leaves and other debris can clog the gutters and downspouts, which can damage your roof’s fascia. Cleaning your gutters from your roof is hazardous. Instead, you may clean them while standing firmly on a stepladder. To ensure your safety, use a ladder stabilizer or ask a companion to support it from the ground.

When cleaning from a ladder, place your cleaning tools in one bucket and use another bucket for debris. Attach the two buckets to your ladder using wire hooks for easy access. Wear a dust mask, safety goggles, and gloves.

With a garden trowel, scoop the debris into the bucket. Rinse the gutters toward the downspouts using a high-pressure nozzle attached to your hose and scrub your gutters in between.

Call a Pro: To address issues on your roof that need repair, have expert roofers in Ottawa like Century Roofing & Siding Ltd. help you. Damage you may find during your quick inspection may worsen when left unattended. Besides, you may have missed other areas on your roof that need attention.

A professional roofing contractor like our company can conduct a thorough roofing inspection. We will assess the overall condition of your roof and identify parts that require repair. We can also provide an estimate in case your roof needs replacing.

We understand that safety is your priority. So to ensure that your roof is in top shape to withstand all kinds of weather conditions, consult our team of expert roofers. For residents in Ottawa, Nepean, Richmond, Stittsville, and Kanata, call us today at (613) 738-1774. We’ll be more than happy to help you prepare your roof for the coming year.