3 Important Fall Roofing Maintenance Tips
Now that fall is finally here, many homeowners are taking the opportunity to get certain things done around the house in order to prepare their homes for the coming winter. Whether that consists of making sure that your heating system is prepared for the coming months, cleaning up your landscaping, or just general housing maintenance, it is important to make sure that you don’t let things fall through the cracks now that could become an issue for you in just a couple months time. That includes your home’s roof. Your roof is easily one of the most important surfaces on your home, and takes a great deal of beating over the course of the average winter as it protects the rest of your home. As such, taking the time this fall to ensure that you are keeping up with its maintenance needs is one of the most important projects that you can put your time into. In an effort to help you ensure that your home’s roof gets the kind of care it needs this fall to safely and effectively ride out the winter, our team of professionals have taken the time to put together this short list detailing a few of the most helpful fall roofing maintenance tips that we have gathered over our years of service to the local area, and ensure that your roof isn’t found wanting when winter finally rolls back around in a few months time.
Trim Back Your Trees
The fall brings with it many things, and falling leaves happens to be one of them. As the leaves start to fall around your home this fall, however, it would be a good idea to take a walk around your home and take stock of any tree limbs that might be getting a little too close to roof and take stock of their condition. If any of the tree limbs hanging over your home are dead or weakened, now might be the perfect time to have them trimmed back and cleared away. While they might not be much of a threat just hanging there, they can spell serious disaster for your roof if there were to get blown loose during a storm and come down on top of your roof. Trimming back these branches early in the fall will also have the side effect of reducing the amount of leaves that collect on top of your roof as well.
Clean Your Gutters
Whether you realize it or not, your gutters perform a vital role for your home’s roof by helping to channel any water that collects there down off of your roof and away from the foundation of your home. Your gutters can’t perform this essential task, however, if they become filled to the brim this fall with dead leaves and other debris. This fall, one of the most important things that you can do for your roof is to make sure that you or a professional gets up there and fully cleans out your gutters before they have to deal with any melting snow or ice this winter. If your gutters are unable to effectively channel this melt water down off of your roof, is can refreeze inside your gutters, giving any remaining show or ice that might be up there no way down. This can lead to very serious damage to your home’s roof overall if it is allowed to build up for any length of time.
Get A Fall Roofing Inspection
When it comes to fixing issues with your home’s roof, investing in preventative maintenance is always going to be a cheaper and less stressful alternative than emergency maintenance. One of the best forms of preventative maintenance actually comes in the form of a professional roofing inspection, and getting one now in the fall is one of the best times to do so. During the course of your professional fall roofing inspection, our team of professionals will be on the lookout for any signs of damage that you might have missed, or any smaller issues that might not be a threat right now, but could easily develop into something more serious if they were given enough time. Any issues that are found now while the weather is still mild are going to be much easier to have fixed before they are covered in a blanket of ice and snow in the coming months. Call Feher Home Solutions for more information today!