Winterizing Your Roof: Maintenance Tips to Live By

By Stacy Mellete

The temperatures are starting to drop, so you can’t just sit back, relax and delay your roofing endeavors. Start winterizing your roof as early as today to preserve its structural integrity. Affordable Roofing Systems, a trusted roofing contractor in the area, shares some tips on preparing your roof for the upcoming winter season in today’s post.

Conduct a Thorough Inspection

Roofs maintenance are more complicated than what most people think. These require the help of professional roofers to spot visible and underlying problems that can affect the overall performance of a roofing system. You may attempt to conduct a roof evaluation by yourself, but it’s easy to overlook some issues, especially without a proper understanding of how a roofing system works.

Look for Leaks

Most people tend to ignore roof leaks, especially when it only affects a small portion of the interior. This is a common mistake, which often leads to bigger problems and even untimely roof replacement. Address roof leaks right away to prevent water damage.

Focus on the Problematic Areas

Your roof is more than its shingle materials. It consists of many components that work together to protect your home from the harsh elements. Ask your roofing contractor to inspect the problematic areas of a roof, including the fascias, soffits, flashings, and gutters.

Work With a Reliable Contractor

Do-it-yourself roofing projects are challenging, especially without the right tools and equipment. It’s best to hire a trusted roofer for your roof repair and maintenance instead of doing these tasks by yourself. Their experience helps them accomplish the job right and on time.

Turn to Affordable Roofing Systems for your roof maintenance, repair and replacement. We install a variety of roofing materials, including asphalt shingles and metal roofing.

Call us today at (813) 542-8462 to learn more about our products and services.

We serve residents of Tampa and St Petersburg, FL, and other nearby locations.

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Our Roofing Solutions

Your roof has an important job to do to keep your home dry, but it can also be an impressive home feature.


Our stone coated steel roofing system is available in a wide range of styles including Tile, Shake, Slate, and Shingle, and in a variety of colors. We’ll help you to choose one that will fit your home’s style and your budget.


As the most-used roofing type across North America, asphalt strikes a balance between price and durability, with a life expectancy of up to 20. Shingles are available for those who want affordable, genuine slate roofing.


Tile roofs offer unparalleled value when cost per year of use is factored in. While upfront costs are higher, customers who choose a clay or concrete tile roof will enjoy the aesthetics and quality for a lifetime.


Metal roofs today come in a wide array of colors and finishes. Innovations in metal roofing technology have significantly enhanced the performance of metal roofs.

TPO Membrane

TPO can be installed to any scale with some of the world’s largest building utilizing TPO roofing systems – it comes in strips typically 8ft 10ft and 12ft wide that are heat welded on site.

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