Roof Maintenance: Top 4 Ways You Can Prepare Your Roof For Fall
Don’t fall behind on your roof maintenance this season. Here are the top 4 ways you can prepare your roof for fall.
Clean Your Gutters
Homeowners often forget about their gutters – until something goes terribly wrong with them. When leaves and debris collect in your gutters, eventually it’ll lead to clogs in the downspouts. The last thing you want is for rainwater to overflow your gutters and cause damage to other parts of your home – like your roof. Clogged gutters give rain nowhere to go, so it can leave you with a leaky roof and an expensive repair.
Clear Away Debris
Not only is it important to remove debris from your gutters, but you also want to remove debris from your roof. Debris such as leaves and pine needles hold moisture, no matter how big or small, and 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 you allow mold the opportunity to grow, it could eventually lead your roof to rot.
Trim Overhanging Branches and Tree 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 is, it can leave you with minor or severe damage.
Get A Roof Inspection
It’s a good idea to visually inspect the roof yourself, but you should also invest in a professional roof inspection this time of year. Sometimes roof damage can be difficult to spot if you’re not trained to know what signs to look for. 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 to repair it before the rain hits. 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.
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Whether you need a roof repair, replacement, inspection, or something else, the experts at KTM Exteriors 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 863-222-9473 or by our online form.