A definite must-do 3 simple fall season roof maintenance tips to keep your roof in shape and help keep your home warm this winter.
It’s fall season, a time of year when the weather starts to get a little cooler, the leaves are drying up, winter will be here before we know it. It’s also an appropriate time when you should be doing some home maintenance to avoid damage during the winter months, and that includes putting roof maintenance on your outdoor to-do list. Though gutter and roof maintenance is important all year round, fall season is the perfect time to have your roof inspected and have any repairs made.
When the leaves begin to fall around your home and the weather gets windy, it’s time to take a look at the gutters. Falling leaves don’t just fall on the ground, many leaves will end up in the gutters. If you don’t spend time cleaning out the gutters, these leaves will start blocking the water flow, retaining it and converting it into heavy ice when the temperature drops, adding unnecessary weight on your roof and gutters.
Clean gutters will keep the water flowing off your roof. If your gutters aren’t cleaned properly, it can lead to cracking, mold infestation and severe damage that might not be seen right away. Homeowners can inspect and clean the gutters themselves, all it needs is a little effort to complete this task.
We recommend installing a gutter guard to stop the dried leaves from blocking the gutters or downspouts. If you plan to install gutter guard, it is advisable to call in a roofing professional to ensure the installation is done right.
Trimming the trees that are closer to the roof will help prevent dried leaves and branches from falling and damaging your roof. On a windy day, the branches closer to the roof will start striking against the roof and scrape off the asphalt from the shingles, it will eventually begin to strip the shingles off the roof. By trimming the branches you can prevent them from damaging your roof, thereby ensuring that your roof last longer.
Roofs are one of the most important part of your home and a big investment. A roof inspection can actually save you money. Roof inspections are meant to help homeowners track and fix minor problems before they become major roofing issues.
If the asphalt shingles are curling, buckling or crackling, it’s time to replace them. If the roof shows a lot of damage, it’s time to replace the roof, get in touch with your home insurance and introduce them to your preferred roofing contractor.
Following these 3 simple fall season roof maintenance tips will ensure that your roof will last longer and get the best value on your investment.
Fall is the perfect time to get your roof inspected, since there is no snow or ice that could prevent any problems from being fixed. Remember the wise old saying, prevention is better than cure.
J.D Flora Roofing is one of the most reliable roofing company in Columbus Ohio. As a GAF certified roof installer, we use only the highest quality products. We believe that providing quality services is the most effective way to take care of our customers & their home. If you are in need of roofing repairs or maintenance, contact us for a free roofing estimate or give us a call at (614)778-9923