Santa & Reindeer Proof Your Roof!

Don’t let a shady roof ruin Christmas by setting Santa and his reindeer back because they don’t have a safe place to land. We have some ways you can prepare your business and your home for Ol’ Saint Nick’s Arrival!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We are counting down the minutes until Santa takes off to start delivering presents! Don’t let a shady roof ruin Christmas by slowing Santa and his reindeer down because they don’t have a safe place to land. We have some ways you can prepare your business and your home for Ol’ Saint Nick’s Arrival!

Make a list and check it twice. Check your roof a few times a year! As we head into the new year, it is a great time to make a short list of things to do to keep your roof in great shape in the coming year. A few options are scheduling a roof inspection or having regular maintenance performed on your roof. Staying proactive can help minimize overall costs as well as keep you prepared for any upkeep in the future. We also have to be careful Santa didn’t leave any damage from his sled and reindeer!

Naughty & Nice List. When hiring a roofer, make sure they’re on the nice list! There are a couple of great resources to find out if the company you’re hiring is trustworthy…Guild Quality, Owens Corning, and Yelp are all reputable sites. Don’t forget about your gutters either. You may need to repair them from some of the coal Santa dropped out of his sleigh for the kids on the naughty list!

Sleigh Full of Presents. Make sure your roof is ready for landing! Commercial customers could consider installing walk pads on their roof to give Santa a walking path to the roof hatch. Walking pads are also a great option in order to protect your roof from regular maintenance traffic all year round. Also, be careful hanging and taking down your Christmas lights – the small penetrations can cause leaks!

Cookies & Milk (Don’t forget the carrots for Rudolph!). Get ready for Santa to come down the chimney to leave his gifts and eat all the yummy cookies! Double check the integrity of your chimney so Santa can fit in and doesn’t break anything (breakage can cause leaks!). Santa going in and out of the chimney after eating lots of yummy cookies can add some stress to the flashing, too. Chimney flashings are common failure points on older roofing systems. It may be time to consider re-flashing your chimney!

On Dasher, On Dancer, On Prancer! It’s time for Santa to leave your home or business and move on to the next place! Did you notice some granules on the ground Christmas morning from your shingle roof? Santa can only land on these shingles for 20-25 years before it’s time to get them looked at and replaced! If you’re getting close to that time, be sure to schedule an inspection so you don’t have any surprises next year.

On to the next house to spread Christmas cheer! Thank you for following along with us over this past year and for being such wonderful customers. We are thankful for each and every one of you. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays.

By Alex Manring

Alex has worked at Baker for 5 years! When not at work, she loves spending time outside with her Goldendoodle and her husband Cole, hanging out with her family & friends, trying all the new restaurants in Raleigh, and watching a good movie!

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