Autumn is one of the most important times to take roof repairs into account. As you start to prepare for colder weather, it’s a good idea to make sure your roof is up to the task of protecting your home. Here are a few roof maintenance tasks to consider as the seasons begin to change.
Asphalt shingle roofs can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have to deal with shingle replacement every now and again. Anything from a severe storm to general age or wear and tear can result in a missing shingle or two. Damaged or missing shingles need to be replaced as soon as possible once they’re discovered. Without those shingles, it’s possible that moisture will seep through your roof and cause all manner of issues in your attic and for the structural stability of your roof.
Your gutters are part of your roof whether you like it or not. That means it’s important to inspect, repair, and clean them on a regular basis. This is an especially essential task to perform before and during the autumn months. When leaves fall from the trees, they have the potential to fall right into your gutters and cause blockages. When your gutters can’t work as they’re designed to, it’s possible that you’ll risk moisture damage to your home and your foundation. If you can’t get outside and clean your gutters on your own, don’t hesitate to call the pros in.
In most cases, it’s only necessary to have your roof inspected once or twice annually. Autumn or just before it starts is the perfect time to invest in a roof inspection for your home. Just as with shingle repair, you want your roof to be able to withstand the cold, wet weather that’s on the horizon. A roofing inspection will clue you in as to whether you need a new roof or if you’re good to wait on a full roof replacement until a later time.
As the seasons change, it’s important to make sure you’re up to date on all necessary roof repairs. If you need a roof inspection or you notice missing shingles, don’t hesitate to give our team a call today.