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Tips to prepare your roof during Fall Season

Did you know a roof system is arguably the most vulnerable part of a building’s exterior? If so, then you may be asking yourself as a homeowner if your roof is ready for Fall? Have you made sure your home is kept up throughout the year with regular maintenance?

Roof Check is here to help make sure you are prepared! These simple tips every fall will help to keep your home in good condition & will save you the hassle of big fixes down the road.

Roof Inspection

Most homeowners are unaware that their roofs should be inspected twice a year. This is a critical time to keep an eye on those shingles and roof tiles and to maintain your current roof system warranties.

Fall is a great time to have your roof inspected. Why did you ask? With the Winter months approaching fast, the snow makes it difficult to fix any issues that may arise.

Look for signs of water damage, loose flashings, rotting or damaged shingles, broken or slipped tiles, etc. Depending on how handy you are around the house these may be things you can check out yourself, for some that may not be the case. If you are unsure, it’s best to hire a professional roofing company in Colorado to get the job done properly.

Gutter Cleaning

The easiest indication you may need your gutters cleaned is dead leaves. Dead leaves cause blockage through the eavestrough then causing roof leaks and damage.

When your gutters are filled with debris, they don’t perform the way they are designed to. Instead, it will cause standing water in places, that will then freeze causing ice dams and rot. With debris in your gutters, it can also cause water overflow, the overflow of water can leak between the gutters connected to the home, then causing siding issues as well.

Making sure that your gutters are properly clean is very important to the longevity of your home, not only for your roof but other exterior items as well.