As the relentless heat of summer fades and cooler temperatures of autumn roll in, it is the perfect time to do a little routine maintenance to your roof. After all, winter will be here before you know it! Let’s take a look at a few fall roof maintenance tips that will ensure your roof is in tip-top shape.
Inspect. Using a ladder and proper safety equipment, take a look at your roof’s current state and make note of any cracking shingles or broken roof tiles. Be sure to contact a licensed and bonded roofing contractor to take a closer look and perform a thorough inspection and/or repair professionally.
Trim. During the fall season trees not only begin to shed their leaves but also shed limbs, branches, and twigs. When the weather turns colder and high winds affect your area, any overhanging limbs and branches can become dislodged and land directly on your roof. By having them removed in a controlled environment future damage and accidents can be prevented.
Clean. As the trees begin to shed their leaves cleaning your gutters becomes essential. This includes the removal of any existing twigs, dirt, and other debris that may have built up since your last cleaning. Make sure all drainage areas are unblocked by leaves and debris. Do not try to remove excessive debris with a water hose as it may cause downspouts to clog and the affect the gutter system.
By following these necessary maintenance steps, and contacting a licensed and bonded roofing contractor for further inspection, your roof will be ready to weather another season.