The Best Fall Roof Maintenance Practices
Fall is your last chance to prepare your roof for the harsh winter season. That being said, you have to make the most out of your fall roof maintenance. As the leading roofing company in the area, we’re here to share a few helpful tips on how to properly take care of your roof before winter comes.
Get Rid of Leaves
Fall is commonly associated with trees shedding leaves, which unfortunately end up on the roof. If left alone, these leaves could clog the gutters and cause ice dams in winter. When cleaning the roof, pay close attention to the gutter trough; make sure you take out any leaves stuck in there, and/or install a gutter guard.
Check for Signs of Leaking
Fall tends to bring more rain than summer, which means even the smallest gap in your roof will lead to leaking and moisture damage. Have an experienced shingle roofer make sure your roof is completely safe from autumn rains. Have damaged shingles repaired and flashings re-caulked if necessary.
Inspect the Insulation
When winter comes, problems with your roof’s insulation could cause heat from inside the home to warm the roof. This heat can cause the snow on the roof to melt into water and re-freeze into solid ice, which can then cause ice dams. If there are any signs of problems with the insulation, it has to be addressed in fall rather than wait for the colder months.
Prepare for Snow Buildup
If your area gets plenty of snow, it’s probably best to make sure you have all the things necessary to prevent snow buildup on the roof. Experts on storm damage say that many cases of roof problems during winter are caused by snow and ice-dam related issues so it’s best to check if there are signs of your roof’s structure being potentially compromised by all that extra weight.
Let us help you keep your roof in good condition, especially during fall season. Punum Roofing of Houston, Inc. is the most trusted roofing company in the area. You can contact us at (713) 466-4447 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.
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