Have you noticed lately that some of our Houston area trees are losing their leaves and winter’s on the way?

It’s time to prepare for whatever comes this winter – it could even be freezing, icy weather, just like a couple of years ago. Winterizing your home calls for checking out your roof’s status.

Here are some things that need to be done:

All that debris that landed on your roof this past summer needs to be cleaned off – all those leaves, twigs, children’s toys, bird’s nests, etc.

Your gutters need debris cleaned out, too, in order to prevent dams that keep the water from draining off your roof.

If you have tree branches overhanging your roof, you need to hire someone to trim them back to avoid them being blown into your roof during one of our fierce Texas storms.

The flashing around chimneys, vents, pipes, dormers and skylights need to be checked for damage. If it’s loose, or the calk has cracked, get it repaired. These are perfect spots to develop leaks.

Your attic needs checking out for water-damage, or cracks in the roof caused by rodents or birds that have invaded and taken up residence.

Contact Royal Crown Roofing for a free roof inspection, and they will do all the above tasks (except for the tree-trimming) for you, so you don’t have to risk climbing up on the roof yourself. They will be happy to make sure all is in good shape for the coming winter.