Fall is the perfect time of year to do some maintenance on your roof. We all know that winter is coming, and it’s best to be prepared before it arrives. The following five steps will ensure that you are ready for the change in weather!
Trim the Trees Around Your Home
Trees are beautiful, but they can be quite dangerous to the roof of your home. If you have trees around your home, then leaves and other debris will eventually accumulate on your roof. Leaves and branches on your roof can cause damage if they are not removed. Also, leaves can cause mold and mildew to grow on your roof which will lead to costly repairs in the future!
Trim back tree branches so that you have at least three feet between them and your roof.
Inspect the Roof Flashings
Roof flashings are a critical part of your roofing system, and should be inspected at least once every year. The fall is a great time to do this just in time for winter. The flashing is the metal piece that covers penetrations in the roof such as vents or skylights – if it’s damaged, water can get behind your shingles. Fix any leaks you find immediately to prevent further damage.
Clean and Inspect Your Gutters
Gutters are extremely important for protecting your roof from rainwater, so they should be cleaned at least once every year. If clogs aren’t dealt with, it could result in leaks.
If you’re having issues with drainage or have noticed any other problems then get in contact with Crossover Roofing! We offer free estimates and will provide all of the necessary maintenance needed to keep them trouble-free. Not only is this good for preventing water damage but it also helps prevent pests such as rodents who like to make homes in gutters!
Replace Broken Shingles
If your roof is more than 20 years old, it might be time to invest in a new one. If you notice any broken shingles during maintenance then this should also be replaced – they can easily get damaged from wind or other natural elements. This kind of damage will only continue if not fixed and could lead to leaks.
We know how frustrating it can be when something suddenly goes wrong with the home that you worked so hard for! Fortunately, we offer fast service times and specialize in emergency repairs.
Check for Loose Shingles or Nails
Roofs will get damaged over time, but fortunately, that’s something we can easily fix! If you notice any loose shingles or nails then it might be a sign of more serious damage. Loose shingles could be due to storm damage, or it may be because your roof is past its prime. When shingles become loose or fall off, your roof isn’t going to be as protective for your home and belongings.
Maintaining your roof this fall will help you get ready for winter and avoid costly repairs or replacements. If you have any questions, contact Crossover Roofing! We will ensure that your roof is fixed right the first time around with a free estimate to boot.
Mary Jane Hedrick is the owner of Crossover Roofing, LLC and believes that her customers are entitled to receive exceptional service and superior craftsmanship from the leading roofing, siding, and windows company in the Triad.