The crisp coolness of fall is coming! Fall is a great time to do something you have put off because it was too hot in the summer. Getting up on your roof for some roof maintenance work so you can have a safe rest of the year. Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration offer some helpful fall roof maintenance tips to consider to keep your roof in tip top condition.
How Do I Take Care of My Roof in the Fall?
Pay Attention to Humidity and Moisture – Humidity can cause your roof’s material to buckle and rot. You don’t want to experience this in the middle of a winter’s night. Make sure your roof is breathable if it’s not fix it!
Clear Downspout – Lots of debris can get caught in your downspout if not cleaned out regularly. Not a fun thing to do but is crucial to keep up the health of your roof. Failure to unclog your downspout ruins your roof or other parts of your home.
Clean Out Gutters – Like your downspout, your gutters can collect debris and dirt as well. You should ensure your gutters are clear of debris as this can affect the structural integrity of your roof. Cleaning your gutters should be done 2-3 times a year. Fall is a great time to get this done.
Check Insulation – Proper insulation can ensure your home receives the right amount of airflow and ventilation. This will reduce the incidence of air borne diseases such as asthma, cold or flu. The US government says proper insulation can reduce heating and cooling costs and increase comfort.
Look for Roof Streaking – Have you noticed that your roof has any kind of streaking on it? This can indicate that you have a fungus or mold problem. You should treat this problem quickly to avoid costly repairs later.
Inspect for Damaged Shingles – In humid climates the excess moisture in the air can cause damage or weaken your roof shingles and roof beams. If shingles are to dry, they can become brittle, blister, crack, and break. Therefore, it’s important to check your shingles regularly, so you can fix the problem before they become a major problem.
Check for Signs of Pest Infestation – Checking for infestation of insects regularly, look for rotten areas, sawdust, or insect droppings. This will make you aware you have an insect problem and need to get it taken care of right away.
Assess Any Damage from Attic – If you have an attic that is connected to your roof structure, it’s important to check your roof from your attic to notice if there is any damage to your roof. Can you see any daylight, rot, water stains, or any weakness in your shingles? If you do see any of these signs don’t ignore, get it fixed.
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It’s easy to put off your roof care, but with fall roof maintenance, you will know your roof’s health and prevent expensive problems in the future. Isn’t that worth your time and effort? If you’re not willing or able to climb on your roof for your fall maintenance call us at Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration for your roofing needs.