The falling leaves and colder weather have already come around. This means that it’s time to do some roof damage control – and prevention.
Your roof may have sustained damage since the last time it was checked, so performing roof maintenance tasks now will prevent bigger roofing problems in the future. The weather is quickly taking a turn for the worse, so it’s best to welcome it with a top-functioning roof and not risk expensive roof repairs down the road.
In this article, we bring you some of the key fall roof maintenance tips, and by following them, your roof will look and function great even after the weather starts to change. So read on to make sure your roof is ready for fall!
Many falling leaves, broken twigs, and other small debris are common to accumulate on top of your roof. As fall progresses, the collection of debris will add pressure to the roof and make it susceptible to damage. In addition, moisture that builds up in leaves can break down the roofing material and cause roof leaks. To prevent all those problems, simply make sure to remove the debris from your roof.
Check for Water Damage
Since the attic is usually the place in your home that sustains the most damage caused by leaks, this is the first place you’d want to check for them. The signs of leaks include water spots, wet roof decking, and puddles of water on the floor. If you come across any of those signs, it is high time to call a reliable roofer to ensure your home is leak-free.
Inspect Ventilation and Insulation
While you are in the attic, the next step is to check the ventilation and insulation systems. While temperatures are expected to be slightly higher in the attic, there should not be any signs of moisture or mold that comes with it. If there is some, it is caused by having no or improper airflow. Proper ventilation and insulation will keep moisture out of your home, thus decreasing the risk of moisture, leaks, and structural problems.
Clean the Gutters
Another critical aspect of fall roof maintenance is to check the drainage system of your home. The gutters protect your home from rainwater, so it is important to keep them clean and passable. However, sometimes the gutters may get damaged or filled with debris, which in turn causes clogging and leaking problems. Invest a bit of your time into cleaning the gutters because only the properly functioning ones will keep water off of your roof and outside your home.
Check for Small Repairs
Looking at the condition of the roof shingles, flashings, valleys, and other signs of wear and tear can tell you whether your roof needs minor repairs. These are all very common issues that can sometimes go overlooked, but that can cause more serious issues if not dealt with on time. Therefore, you can simply take a look at your roof from the ground to see whether there are any obvious pieces of flashing or shingles missing, call in your roofer to repair them quickly, and thus save money on more costly roofing repairs in the future.
Call the Experts and Schedule a Free Roofing Inspection!
A professional roofer makes it easier for homeowners to prepare their roofs for fall and identify roofing problems. During a roof inspection, The Roof Mentors will determine which areas of your roof require repairs and which ones can just be cleaned. We check for leaks, signs of wear and tear, damaged flashing, missing or cracked shingles, missing insulation and vent pipes, and more.
Don’t wait for the problems to grow bigger – call your trusted Hope Mills roofers and schedule your free roofing inspection today!