If you own a home, fall roof maintenance is a must. Whether you live in the frigid north or you are in the more temperate southern region, protecting your roof from winter will ensure your home protects your family through this season. Here are 5 ways to get your roof ready for winter with fall roof maintenance.
Clear Your Gutters
Fallen leaves and other debris that find their way into your gutters can clog your gutter system and prevent them from draining melting snow and rain away from your home. The pooling water can damage your home’s foundation and siding. Another reason to be concerned about clogged gutters is that the debris and ice can weigh down the gutters causing damage to your roof.
Trim Your Trees
Leaves from trees that are hanging too close to your home can fall into your gutters and clog them. Stormy and windy weather can cause trees to scrape or even fall on your roof. The weight of snow and ice on trees can cause the branches to snap and break and cause a lot of damage.
Inspect Your Roof
September through November is a great time to make sure you are up to date on your fall roof maintenance. A licensed roofing contractor can conduct a thorough roof inspection on your roof and let you know if it is in good shape. It is best to catch problems as soon as possible so that they aren’t left to become worse and consequently more expensive.
Inspect Your Attic
One often overlooked aspect of fall roof maintenance is the attic. If you see water stains or signs of mold, it means that your roof may have a leak. If you suspect any issues with the insulation have them taken care of as soon as possible. Attics that are not adequately insulated can increase your energy bills in the winter and also lead to ice dams forming.
Repair Your Roof
If your roof has any issues get them taken care of as soon as possible before the winter starts. Being proactive about your roof maintenance will save you money in the long run.
If you want to make sure that your roof is ready for the winter, call Van De Hey Refined Roofing, LLC (VR Roofing) we are a roofing company that services the Appleton, Little Chute and the Fox Valley area, Sheboygan, Oshkosh, Madison, Milwaukee, Shorewood, Sheboygan, Oconomowoc, Verona, Waukesha and Green Bay and De Pere areas in Wisconsin. We can help with all of your fall roof maintenance needs.