It’s Not Too Late to Winterize Your Roof

Image of ice frozen on roof

Winter is here and with it comes rain. As we all know, water in the wrong place can be disastrous for your roof. It might not seem like a big deal when you have just a few drips here and there, but over time those drips can lead to mold growth and even structural damage if left untreated. Here are some tips for keeping your home safe during rainy weather:

Make sure your attic is well-insulated

Protect your roof by confirming your attic has the proper insulation. Insulation keeps your home more energy-efficient by reducing heat loss. It also prevents the formation of ice dams!
The insulation should match Vancouver’s R-value. The R-value informs you of the materials most suitable for heat insulation. At Taves Roofing, we can assist you by evaluating the insulation necessary for your attic.

A well-insulated attic is a roof with fewer problems. Protect your home by insulating your attic today.

Clear debris from around the home’s exterior and gutters, including leaves, branches and other trash.

Vancouver is known for its beautiful trees and greenery, but this can sometimes be to the detriment of your roof! Branches, leaves, and sediment from trees can fall during windy and rainy weather and clog your gutters.

To winterize your roof, examine your home’s exterior. Clear debris from around the home’s exterior and gutters, including leaves, branches and other trash that might clog your drainage pipes. If you notice any damage, contact Taves Roofing for repairs as soon as possible before the problem gets worse!

Repair any shingles to weather-proof your home

When temperatures drop and moisture builds up on your shingles, it can cause them to become brittle and break off easily. This can lead to more damage as rainwater seeps into your home through cracks in the ceiling or walls. Yikes!

To prevent this, be sure to examine your roof semi-regularly. If you notice a leak in the ceiling, be sure to take a look at the roof. It might be a faulty or broken shingle allowing excess water in, nobody wants that! If you find a problem, you can either re-shingle it yourself or call the experts at Taves Roofing to fix them. Shingles can be especially finicky to install, so hiring a pro can be particularly helpful if you’re in a pinch and looking to fix the problem fast.

Get a professional to inspect your roof.

If you’re looking to winterize your roof, get a professional to inspect it. Yes, most can be figured out and DIY’d, but the stakes are often too high with roofing—you don’t want to damage your home or yourself! Have it done right the first time. A trained inspector will be able to tell you if there are any issues with your roof and recommend repairs. They’ll also let you know what kind of work is needed so that when spring comes around and the weather is warmer, all that needs doing is hiring someone to fix it.


Your roof is constantly exposed to harsh weather. Winterizing your roof is a simple process that protects your roof, even if you forgot to do so in September! We hope that this article helped you learn how to winterize your roof for rainy weather. It’s important to remember that no matter what the season, there are always things you can do to keep your home safe and secure. In the end, it will be worth all of the time and effort because it will help protect against damage from rain, snow and other natural disasters. For a quote, contact our team directly.

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