Tulsa Roofing- As a homeowner, you might ask yourself, “What am I going to use my tax refund towards?” The answer could be that you want to put it toward your home for repair or enhancement.
If that’s the case, our Tulsa roofing company can help you prepare for a winter roof preparation and maintenance, so you can utilize your tax refund properly.
Winter Roof Prep
In order to use your tax refund for repairs and enhancements, your home should be winter ready. Why? Because you don’t want your roof or home to have unexpected maintenance come tax refund time.
Prepping your roof for the winter will require some maintenance. Making sure your roof is durable, waterproofed to its fullest, and shingles are intact will help get your home ready for winter. Some other important elements to look into are:
- Ice dams
- Roof drainage system
Maintenance kicks in when you’re fighting an ice dam or not proper roof ventilation. Not having the correct roof ventilation won’t allow for the moisture to escape your roof. With proper ventilation, it can help prevent damage to the roof and premature aging that is caused by moisture. If the moisture is trapped in the insulation, structural wood, shingles or roof deck, your roofing system could be looking at rot, mildew, drywall damage, peeling paint and possible warped siding.
Having a plan before the snow or wintery mix hits your area, you will want to provide a year-round performance that will consistently ventilate without energy consumption. Without a proper roof drainage system, the water has nowhere to escape or snow build up, so it could sit up on your rooftop for days. This also can bring about damage to your roofing system.
Following the steps and proper yearly maintenance above will allow you to use your tax refund for home enhancements instead of repairs or replacements.
What enhancements could be done to a home with a tax refund?
- Copper accents that include finials, cupolas, chimney caps, vent hoods and more
- A fresh paint job or siding replacement
- Pergolas or fire pit in the backyard
- New front entry way such as a front door, lighting, etc.
These are just a couple of things to use your tax refund towards rather than a repair cost, you would be investing into your home.
The importance during winter roof preparation and maintenance is to help prevent ice dams and improper ventilation before it’s too late.
If you’re looking into enhancing your home after tax season or need a repair on a roof vent or drainage system, give us a call today!