Roofing Maintenance Tips for Fall
Now that the end of summer is fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your home for the fall. Many home owners neglect to inspect and repair their roofs for the fall, which can lead to insulation loss and environmental damage during the colder months. Here are a few roofing maintenance tips for fall that will keep your house protected all season long.
Clean the Eavestroughs
Dirt and debris can build up in your eavestroughs over summer, which can clog them and make it impossible for rainwater to drain away from your home. As the summer turns to autumn, your eavestroughs will likely start collecting many fallen leaves which will only create a larger clog. Prepare your eavestroughs for fall by cleaning out the debris that has collected in them over the spring and summer. If you start the season with clean eavestroughs, you’re less likely to experience leaks and clogs from overflowing rainwater down the line.
Trim Your Trees
If you let the branches of the tree in your garden or yard grow too long, they can potentially knock into your roof and cause damage. Tree branches can snap off during severe rain and snow storms, landing on your roof and collapsing it. That’s why it’s important to have any trees on your property or in your general area trimmed so they don’t present a danger to your roof. Once the leaves begin to fall, it will be easier for you to see exactly which branches are veering to close to your property, so fall is the perfect time to do some preventative gardening.
The best way to avoid any accidents during the winter is to prepare your roof for the upcoming weather changes in the fall. Roofing upkeep can be a dangerous undertaking, so always consult a professional before performing any roofing maintenance or repairs. For professional and courteous roofing installation, repair, maintenance and advice, contact us today at Alps Roofing Solutions.