Fall is Here, is your Roof Prepared?
Updated: Nov 23, 2020
Fall is here! We all know what that means... Pumpkin spice lattes, football, and falling leaves! Autumn is a dangerous time for roofs with powerful storms and falling debris. Now is the perfect time for any homeowner to make sure their roof is prepared for this coming fall and winter. Here are a few simple tips to keep your roof maintained before winter settles in.
Trim Tree Branches
Ensuring that there are no dead tree limbs, large branches, or trees leaning towards your house can prevent a disaster later down the road. Removing overhanging branches will also greatly reduce the amount of leaf build up and can reduce leaves that end up in your gutter system.
When leaves start to fall it's hard to stop them from ending up in your gutters. Even before that, your gutters might have build up that you don’t know about and will only become worse from falling leaves and lower temperatures. In order to make sure your gutters will not clog be sure to clean them out now. Cleaning out your gutters can save you a lot of financial stress and time down the road.
Fall and Winter bring weather that can expose any issues with your roofs integrity. Shingles will fade, chip, and break overtime. Replacing a few shingles is inexpensive compared to paying for water damage. The best way to prepare your roof for harsh weather and lots of rain is with a roof inspection.