Fall Roofing Checklist: Maintain Your Roof All Year Long
It’s hard to believe that it is already October and just around the corner are the cold months of winter. In addition to football games, apples, and picking pumpkins, it is also the perfect time to take care of your roof and prepare for the potential harsh weather like ice and snow. Taking preventative measures not only increases the lifespan of your roof, it also prevents potential unwanted damages from occurring during the winter.
Here are our top recommendations to take care of your roof this fall.
Schedule a Roof Inspection.
Your roof should be inspected twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall. Contacting a professional roofing company is ideal because they have the experience and knowledge necessary to identify any potential causes for concern. Bealing Roofing & Exteriors offers free roof inspections to homeowners in South Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland.
Heavy rain or snowfall can cause tree limbs and branches to break off unexpectedly. Plus they give easy access to unwanted rodents like squirrels looking for a place to nest in the winter. Fall is the perfect time to remove limbs and branches close to your home or other buildings on your property.
Clean out Gutters.
When gutters are clogged with leaves, sticks, and other debris, they can’t protect your home from water damage. Clean any build up out of gutters now to avoid clogs when snow begins to melt later. In addition, it is wise to make sure the gutters are fastened securely and repair any loose pieces so they can function properly.
Check the Attic.
The best roofing companies will check the attic when they conduct a roof inspection. You can also check the attic for signs of moisture, mold, mildew, or leaks from the outside. If you notice a leak, contact a roofing company to review the damage and provide you with a solution.
Just like your car or truck, a roof requires attention and preventative maintenance to maximize its potential. Add these four items to your October to-do list so you can enjoy more of the winter months. Bealing Roofing & Exteriors is a locally-owned roofing company in Hanover PA ready to assist you with your roofing needs including inspections, minor repairs, and full roof replacements. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.