Preparing Your Roof for Winter in Philadelphia

Winter is coming. As much as you may not want to think about it, the warm weather is coming to a close and we’re soon in for another season of cold, wind, and snow.

If you’re anything like the rest of us, you probably have a pretty extensive list of things to do before the first snowfall. Is taking care of your roof part of that list?

When it comes to protecting you and your family from winter storms, few things are as important as the roof over your head. But don’t worry: we’ve got you covered… literally. Here’s how to prepare your roof for cold weather: 

Steps for Preparing Your Roof for Winter

1. Clean up

The first step to winter roof preparation is cleaning out your gutters. Be sure to remove any fallen leaves, dirt, or other debris that’s collected over the past year. These can cause a lot of trouble when the temperature drops below zero.

If there are any other clean-up tasks, like trimming overhanging branches or cleaning the roof itself, tackle those next. Always wear appropriate safety equipment, let someone know that you’re working, and keep an eye out for bugs and animals. 

Once your roof is clean, you’ll be able to get a better picture of any potential problems.

2. Inspect your roof

Stand a good distance away from your house and have a proper look at your roof, both front and back. Does anything seem out of order? 

One of the most common signs of needing a roof repair is missing or damaged shingles. You’ll want to replace these before winter comes, as broken shingles won’t be able to keep water out or keep heat in. 

Another thing to watch for is a sag in the middle of your roof. This could indicate damage or some kind of wear and tear that may spell trouble during a winter storm when snow starts to accumulate.

Finally, check inside your home. Look for water damage, ventilation issues, or a loss of heat in your attic. 

3. Schedule a formal inspection

You’re not a roofing expert. We are. A formal inspection can reveal issues that aren’t visible to the untrained eye but would have a massive impact on your winter enjoyment. 

Even if everything seems perfect, it’s best practice to schedule a roof inspection before winter so we can identify any damage before it becomes a significant problem.

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4. Conduct needed repairs or replacement

It’s not impossible to replace or repair a roof during the winter, but it’s a lot more difficult since wind, rain, and snow can extend the process.

If your roof inspection reveals anything that needs to be fixed, try to get the work done as soon as possible. That way, when the snow inevitably comes, you’ll be warm and dry under your top-tier roof.

Need help getting your roof ready for cold weather?

Need help getting your roof ready for cold weather? KO Roofing is the top-rated roofer in Pennsylvania. Contact us now to get your free roofing inspection and estimate.

Why Customers Choose KO Roofing

KO Roofing is the top-rated roofer in Pennsylvania serving Delware County, Bucks County and the greater Philadelphia area.

10 years of experience. We’ve replaced hundreds of roofs and our team are experts at handling any issue that might come up. 

Top grade materials. We only use the best, so you get the most protection. 

A lifetime of security. We’ve partnered up with some of the best manufacturers to provide warranties that last for decades. Plus, we even offer a 15-year workmanship warranty. 

Don’t sacrifice anything. We pair affordable roofing with high-quality precision. When you choose KO Roofing, you don’t have to choose between breaking the bank or damaging your home.

We’re people, too. Our team takes pride in doing the job right. We’ll respond to your inquiry within 24 hours and keep you completely up-to-date on what we’re doing to set your mind at ease.

“Kevin came out on a couple days notice for a free estimate. He and his crew were able to replace the roof on my rental property ahead of their estimated schedule. They banged it out in one day and sent me photographs of the finished work. Great work and a nice team of people. 5 stars, would recommend! – Matthew


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