Your roof is one of the most important and valuable components to your home. Make sure that it remains in good shape, and you’ll extend its usable life. Consider scheduling a twice-yearly maintenance and inspection to ensure a professional takes a close look and makes recommendations. Fall and spring are ideal times for these inspections.
In fall, keep an eye out for these fall roofing issues:
- Shingles: Look for cracked shingles, or shingles with curling edges. Check also for penetrations and loss of granules. Each of these symptoms indicates a shingle that needs replacing.
- Gutters: Make sure that your gutters are clean and clear of blockages. Given the amount of wintertime precipitation you’re sure to see, your roof must be draining properly. Install leaf guards to prevent excessive blockage.
- Trees: Trim back trees that are near or scraping your roof. Winter’s dead branches can dislodge shingles and cause other issues.
- Animals: Local squirrels, raccoons and other furry friends can also wreak havoc on your roof. If you see signs of wildlife visitors from the summer, apply repellent to ensure that they stay away during winter.
- Attic: A well-insulated, well-ventilated attic is of the utmost importance. Moisture and condensation can lead to odors, mold and other undesirable outcomes.
If you need assistance in examining or repairing your roof this fall, get in touch with HomeStar Remodeling. Our friendly and helpful technicians can evaluate your roof and make recommendations on service.
Contact us today about your roof and how to keep it in great shape.