Fall is the perfect time to take care of your roof and ensure it is ready for harsh winter weather. There are many steps you can take both on your own and with the help of a professional roofer to ensure that your roof is ready for winter weather and the upcoming year.
Way #1: Clean Your Gutters
The fall tends to bring a lot of rain, which is why you are going to want to ensure that your gutters are clean of debris and ready to handle all that rain. You are going to want to remove all the junk from your gutters. If you clean your gutters regularly, this should be an easy job. You can attach a bucket to your ladder and use a scooping tool to clean everything up. Always make sure your ladder is steady and let someone know what you are doing.
Most roofing companies offer a gutter cleaning service if you are not up for getting up and down a ladder. A professional will come out, clean, and repair your gutters.
Way #2: Trim Your Trees
If you have trees located close to your home, fall is the perfect time to trim your trees, both for the health of your trees and your roof. You don't want to have the tree branches scratching the top of the roof, damaging the room's integrity. Trimming your trees back from your roof is a smart move.
Way #3: Get Your Roof Inspected
You should have a roofing contractor come and inspect your roof. They will identify any damage to your roof, and they will identify if that damage is critical and needs to be repaired. You can arrange to get the damage fixed on the inspection day, or you can get the damage fixed at a later date.
Way #4: Get Repairs Done
After the inspection, you are going to want to get any necessary repairs done. You don't want to have any damage to your roof going into the wet winter season. Common repairs include adding sealant around the protrusions, replacing damaged shingles, fixing loose flashing, and replacing damaged soffits. These are all simple and quick repairs that can be done promptly with the assistance of a professional.
Fall is a great time to take care of your roof by cleaning your gutters, trimming nearby trees, get your roof inspected, and get your roof repaired.