It’s that time of year again, fall is here, the leaves are changing colors and falling all over your roof. This could present a problem if not taken care of promptly, while your at it, here are some tips to follow to make sure your roof is ready for the fall season.
The following are suggestions to help you get your roof prepared for the upcoming cold season, if you have any questions please call us at 770-419-2222.
1) Keep those gutters clean.
With all the leaves falling this should be your first concern as accumulated leaves can clog your gutters allowing rainwater to collect and backup through your shingles causing major damage including roof rot and mold.
2) Trim any overhanging limbs from trees.
To help keep your roof clean of debris, attack it at the source. Fall is a great time to trim those branches while the weather is cool and storms are infrequent.
3) Inspect your roof while you’re up there.
Shingles are your first line of defense against inclement weather, look for missing, damage, or curled shingles and replace them as soon as possible. Looks for any warning signs of damage, once you have the roof cleaned of debris look at your roof for any signs of obvious damage. Catching a small problem early can save you tons of money in repairs later on
4) Have your home professionally inspected and/or maintained.
If you aren’t inclined to getting up on the roof and doing your own inspection and maintenance, do your self a favor and call a professional (such as Atlanta Roofing Specialists) to inspect your roof and make any recommendations to ensure your roof is adequately prepared for the fall season.