Fall leads into winter, one of the toughest seasons your roof has to go through. Starting early in fall to prep your roof for the winter season is one of the best courses of action to take. Metal roofing is a bit different than regular asphalt shingle roofing, but it still needs top care.
Four Fall Roofing Tips
Clean your gutters
Check your gutters throughout the fall season. You’ll want to clean out any leaves and debris. Water backing up can damage gutters and possibly your roof. Ensuring they are clean every other week at least can help save your pocket from unneeded expenses. You could always have a professional check your roof and gutters if you are worried or can’t do it yourself. Also, when cleaning off your roof check to see if there are branches on your roof and see if they damaged anything.
Check for current damages
While on your ladder cleaning your gutters, analyze the roof to see if any damage is present like an indentation or missing shingles. Curled shingles or missing shingles may be signs of some bigger damage and can lead to greater damage so it is best to call a roof repair company to help you out!
Check your attic
If you can get into your attic, get up there and have a look around. You might be able to spot any damages or notice leaks if there is the chance for any. This is a good place to start off in looking for damages so you can pin point them out when you go outside.
If you have trees around your house it would be best to trim them back. If the snow builds up, a branch could snap and damage your roof and during the winter, you can’t afford to have your roof damaged.
These tips can help give your roof “fall protection” and ensure it makes it through the winter without any problems.