Home Maintenance: Top 4 Tips To Prepare Your Roof For Fall
Don’t fall behind on your roof maintenance this season – make sure your roof is in tip top shape all season long. Here are the top 4 ways you can prepare your roof for fall.
1. Clean Your Gutters
It usually isn’t until something goes awry that homeowners pay attention to their gutters. This season make sure to pay extra attention to your gutters. When leaves and debris collect in them, eventually it can lead to clogs in the downspouts. The last thing you want is for rainwater to overflow your gutters and cause damage to your roof – and other parts of your home. Clogged gutters give rain nowhere to go, so it can not only leave you with a leaky roof, but also an expensive repair.
2. Clear Away Debris
Removing debris from your roof is essential this time of year. Debris such as leaves and pine needles hold moisture, no matter how big or small. This can eventually lead to mold if not taken care of. Mold is not only harmful to the inside of your home, but also to the outside. If mold grows on your roof, it could eventually lead it to rot.
3. Trim Overhanging Limbs
While you’re clearing away debris, also clear away any overhanging branches or tree limbs. Limbs hanging over a home are not only a threat to your roof, but they can also be a threat to your entire home. Here are the top reasons why you should trim away those branches.
- On windy days, they can scrape against roof shingles
- They can strip off layers of asphalt
- Their leaves can fall into your gutters, causing clogs
- In the event of a storm, branches can fall on your roof. Depending on how big the branch, it can leave you with minor or severe damage.
4. Schedule a Roof Inspection
While you can visually inspect the roof yourself, it is easy to miss things if you’re not trained to know what to look for. That’s why it’s always a good idea to schedule a professional roof inspection in the fall. As a homeowner, you can scan your roof for missing shingles, or ones that appear to be cracked, and also check for damaged flashing. If your flashing is damaged, a professional roofer will need to come repair it before the rain gets here. Flashing secures and seals parts of your roof that tend to receive lots of water. The last thing you want is to have water damage to deal with on top of everything else!
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Whether you need a roof repair, replacement, inspection or something else, the experts at SEI Roofing are here for all your roofing needs. We provide excellent service you can count on – every time. Trust us with your roof and give us a call today. We can be reached by phone at 972-843-1405 or online here.