Getting Your Roof Ready for Fall

Fall can begin at a moments notice, quickly changing from warm summer days, to cool fall temperatures and gloomy weather. It’s important to assess your home before the colder, wetter months arrive and see what maintenance needs to be done. Preparing your roof properly will prevent any surprises from happening when the rain and snow finally arrives. Here are our top tips for preparing your roof for Fall:

Check Your Attic

While often an overlooked step, be sure to check your attic for any signs of water damage or leakage. These generally present as dark spots or stains.

You should also look for any light that may be coming through your roof as this indicates holes in your roof. If you do find any holes, these should be addressed immediately by a professional roofing contractor before it causes irreversible damage to your home’s interior and costly repair bills.

Tidy That Landscaping

Landscaping such as large trees are one of the biggest hazards to any home’s roofing system. Branches hanging over your roof can cause damage to your shingles ranging from holes, to scraping granules off your shingles and eliminating the protection they provide. Be sure to trim any tree branches that are growing too close to your roof which will reduce any damage that could be caused by branches.

Check Your Gutter System

Like tree branches, falling leaves also pose a hazard to your roof. While they don’t cause direct damage like a falling tree branch can, they do create other issues. Leaves get caught in gutter systems and can cause clogs, which will create water damage issues if left untouched. Be sure to trim tree branches that may be dropping leaves on your roof so you have less to clean out of your gutter systems each year.

Cleaning your gutter system regularly should be part of any homeowner maintenance task list. By cleaning your gutter system regularly, you can eliminate buildup from fallen leaves, pine needles and other debris. This prevents rainwater from overflowing and damaging your trim and siding, and prevents your eavestroughs from pulling off your home due to the increased weight of blockages.

Maintaining Your Roof

Preparing your roof for the fall can have a significant impact on how it fares over the coming months. With winter around the corner, it’s crucial to take care of any roof maintenance as soon as possible and extend the lifespan of your roof. The roofing experts at In Awe Roofing provide free consultations and advice on whether your roof should be repaired or replaced and how best to maintain it. Get in touch with our team today to schedule your appointment.