Fall is here along with all of its features: football season, leaves changing colors, hoodies, and Halloween. These events come with a caveat: don’t forget about your roof.
Fall is the precursor to cold weather, and the elements love to test the mettle of roofs. You need to be aware of regular inspection and maintenance to ensure that it can withstand the rough weather during cold months.
Previously, we’ve shared tips to get your roof ready for spring, and today, we’re falling back with ways to prepare your roof for autumn.
Out of sight, out of mind is not the way to treat your roof.
The roof is exposed to the elements, and it collects its fair share of debris over time.
Clogged and choked gutters are one of the main causes of roof leaks. Gutters are breeding grounds for debris build-up, and when neglected, water flow gets obstructed, and the only way out is through your ceiling.
That’s bad news because it leads to water damage, mold, fungus, and mildew. Free and fully functional gutters are imperative for extending the lifespan of your roof.
Schedule a gutter-cleaning to remove leaves, twigs, and whatever else lands in them.
The attic is crucial for a healthy roof.
Grab a ladder and scan for moisture, mold, or the condition of the insulation. If you spot a problem, contact a roofing professional.
Proper ventilation prevents moisture from accumulating, which can produce mold. Poor ventilation can also mean higher temperatures since the heat has no way out and impacts the lifespan of your roof. In addition to roof issues, damaged insulation can cause higher utility bills.
Your contractor will steer you in the right direction.
We’ve had our fair share of storms, and you’ve probably woken up to downed tree branches in your yard. Chances are, some hit your roof on the way down. In fact, the average cost of home repairs following the force of a storm is over $9,000.
In addition to creating problems for your roof, branches resting there present a safety hazard, as they can fall and injure someone.
Survey the area, and trim and remove tree branches. You can hack off the low hanging ones, but it’s best to call in a pro to lop the limbs that are higher.
If you’re not climbing on your roof–and we don’t recommend you do–you’re not getting a full view of your roof’s condition. A professional inspection will detect hidden problems like a damaged membrane, loose shingles and tiles, etc.
If these aren’t remedied, then you’re looking at a costly repair job.
You need reliable and trustworthy roofers to ensure the integrity of your property’s vital support structure. Len Roofing & Remodeling has the experience, proficiency, and passion for a superbly executed roofing job that will protect your investment.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 224-571-9703 or visit our contact page.