While the weather remains mild for the most part, temperatures are slowly dropping heralding the eventual arrival of winter. Trees start to trade in their lush green leaves for the autumnal browns, reds, and golds. It’s a great season to be in, not too hot, not too cold. It’s also the best time to investigate your roof just before winter sets in.
Here are some helpful tips to help with your roof this Autumn season:
Keep your Roof Clean
Take time to examine your roof. Ensure that your roof is reasonably clean. Bits of branches and leaves not only make your roof messy but it keeps your roof from doing what it does best. A clean and tidy roof greatly helps its longevity and ensures wear and tear does not get the best of it. Is your roof caked with lichen and moss?
And gutters too
Is your gutter filled with built-up debris? Just like your roof, the gutter needs to be reasonably clean for it to function properly. Clear any build-up that would cause problems for the water to flow or issues such as blockage, corrosion, rotting fascias, and water seepage are likely to complicate things further.
Trim those branches!
A roof is meant to shelter but it can only do so much. Overgrown branches tend to scratch and in some cases puncture, dent and reduce your roof’s protective coating. Be wary of power lines, especially those situated near your roof. It’s always good to enlist professional help depending on the size and extent of the tree.
For everything else
If you notice anything else out of the ordinary such as nails and screws that have lifted or are missing or you have noticed cracks, dents, sagging, or rusted surfaces, it’s time to call in roofing professionals to look into your roof. These signs can mean something more serious such as a repair or replacement is needed.
A roof is a key part of a home, and it needs to be well looked after. Neglect is one of the worst things that can happen to any roof. Forgetting the most basic maintenance can build over time and cost you in the long run. Make it a habit to check your rood in between seasons. To get peace of mind, always reach out to a professional when it comes to ensuring that your roof stays trouble-free.
2023’s Autumn has been a mixed bag. While the season is typically defined by mild and cooler temperatures, this year’s autumn has been wetter than usual. As we inch ever closer to winter it is good to prepare and make certain that your roof is up to the task of keeping you warm and dry.
Remember, heat, sunlight, winds, and rain all put stress on your roof. If your roof is already experiencing issues, then the writing is on the wall and is high time to have your roof inspected. Remember, poor weather conditions on a poor roof can make for a costly roofing project. Get in touch with us today and let us look into your roofing issues.
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