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Santa & Reindeer Proof Your Roof!

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Don’t let a 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. Are you tracking him on his journey? Don’t let a bad roof ruin Christmas. We want to share some ways you can prepare your business and your home for Ol’ Saint Nick’s arrival!
  1. Make a list and check it twice. Check your roof a few times a year! As we head into the new year, make a list of things to do to keep your roof on the nice list. It’s always a good idea to check if Santa left any damage from his sled and reindeer. A few options we recommend 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.
  2. 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. A few reputable sites we recommend are Guild Quality, Owens Corning, and Yelp. Don’t forget about your gutters, too! You may need to repair them from some of the coal Santa dropped out of his sleigh for the kids on the naughty list.
  3. Sleigh Full of Presents. Make sure your roof is prepared for landing! Commercial customers should consider installing walk pads on their roofs 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!
  4. Cookies & Milk (Don’t forget the carrots for Rudolph!). Get ready for Santa to come down the chimney, leave his gifts, and eat lots of 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 cookies can add some stress to the flashing, too. Chimney flashings are common failure points on older roof systems. It may be time to consider re-flashing your chimney!
  5. On Dasher, On Dancer, On Prancer! It’s time for Santa to continue on his journey to the next home or business! 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.
Onto 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.
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