Now is the time to make sure your roof is in top shape before the cooler weather arrives! Fall is a great time for roof maintenance because it protects your home for the winter storms of ice and snow.
Fall and winter roofing hazards include:
Leaves piling up in gutters
Downed tree limbs after a storm
If your roof is damaged in any way and needs repair, now is the time to get it taken care of before it becomes more of a problem. Fixing these problems while they’re still minor issues helps ensure that your roof has the longest lifespan as possible.
Add these 3 tasks to your autumn to-do list to ensure your roof is ready for fall:
Clean Your Gutters
Clean gutters are necessary to keep water flowing properly from your roof. Clogged gutters can splash the water back on the roof. This can lead to cracking, mold, and other damages. It’s important to clean your gutters before the fall leaves come down and clean them again after the leaves have fallen.
Install Gutter Guards
Gutter guards are a great way to reduce the amount of time you spend cleaning out your gutters and are affordable. The guards go over the gutter to prevent any leaves from falling inside. There are small holes in the caps for water to get through, but any other debris will blow away with not a ton of cleaning left for you.
Get A Roof Inspection
It’s always a good idea to have someone look at your roof before the winter season to check for any issues and get them repaired. It’s a lot easier to have a roof repaired in the fall when there isn’t snow or ice on the roof to worry about. Fixing these small issues before they grow more urgent will save you time, money, and stress in the long run.
Remember, safety first! Hire a professional to help you with your roof. You should never try to get on your roof by yourself! At Precise Exteriors, we serve the Twin Cities and Northwestern Wisconsin. We offer roof inspections, repairs, gutter installation, and more. Check out our full services list on our website here.