Your Guide to Maintaining Your Roof for the Fall Season

November 5th, 2020 | by caronq

 

Now that the fall season has arrived, you need to care for your roof now more than ever. This is due to the fact that during the fall season, there are plenty of issues that can cause your roof to deteriorate earlier than expected. With that in mind, it’s best that you follow a few maintenance procedures to ensure that your roof remains in top form.

Here’s a guide on how you can maintain your roofing system for the fall season.

Trim the Trees

Having trees on your property is a wonderful way to beautify your surroundings and increase your property’s overall value. Unfortunately, it can also cause you some headaches when it comes to your roofing system, especially if the trees are left unattended. In fact, if you don’t take better care of the trees, the branches won’t just let twigs and leaves fall on your roof, but they can also grow to the point that they can scrape up against your shingles or break off and fall on the roof itself, damaging it in the process. With that in mind, make it a point to have your trees trimmed every now and then to prevent it from causing problems with your roofing.

Clean the Gutters

As stated before, your trees can cause debris like twigs and leaves to fall onto your roof. However, these debris can also fall on your gutter system and cause a clog if it rains during the season. If your gutters are clogged, they can overflow, allowing water to seep beneath shingles and cause moisture damage to your roof. Therefore, if you want to maintain your roof during the fall season, be sure to have the gutters cleaned so you can to prevent this from happening.

Have Your Roof Inspected and Repaired

Finally, when it comes to maintaining your roof during the fall season, it’s also strongly recommended that you have the roof inspected regularly. Doing so gives a trained roofer the chance to spot any roof damage more easily, highlighting what needs to be repaired before it worsens.

Give us a call at (843) 343-5808 today! We would be happy to offer guidance for roofing maintenance and or replacement.