With the temperatures slowly dropping and the leaves are turning color, it’s time to take note — fall is right around the corner. And while fall is a magical season, it’s also the time when we need to prepare our homes for bad weather. As a result, it is important to ensure that your roof receives proper care and attention. In fact, ignoring your roof is a sure way to get it damaged or worse during the next storm. But you don’t have to worry, we’re here to help! The following list highlights a few things you can do to ensure that your roof will make it through the fall. Let’s check it out!
The main purpose of gutters is to redirect water collecting on the roof, away from your home’s foundation. However, over time, leaves and debris collect in your gutter system and eventually create a clog. If that happens, your gutters won’t be able to work properly and will overflow during the next storm. That can cause water damage to your trim, roof, and siding. Even worse, you might need a gutter replacement, meaning that you’ll lose money as well as time. Therefore, you need to make sure that your gutters are free of debris and can easily redirect water.
The surface of your roof can get covered in leaves, pine needles, and other debris due to nearby trees. Why is that a problem? Because even small bits of debris can hold moisture and cause mold, which can damage your roofing material. As a result, you need to clear off your roof using a broom or leaf blower. However, you should consider hiring a professional because climbing on the roof can be dangerous, especially if you are inexperienced.
Once your roof is clear of debris, you need to take some time to inspect it. You can do that by using binoculars from the ground or you can climb up to have a look. Pay close attention to missing, damaged, curled, or frayed shingles. Also, remember to check for damage to the flashing around the chimneys, skylights, and vent stacks. But try to avoid repairing the flashing, as you might do more harm than good. So, if you notice any damage, don’t hesitate and call a roofing contractor ASAP.
Last but not least, you need to make sure that your attic is properly ventilated and insulated. Otherwise, you might encounter all sorts of problems such as mold, mildew, and even water damage. Actually, when your roof doesn’t get the right amount of ventilation, it retains hot air, which overheats your living space. As such, you’ll have to inspect your entire attic and look for damaged insulation or clogged vents.
At the end of the day, taking care of your roof is essential, especially during the fall. That’s why you should request an inspection from a local contractor such as Tadlock Roofing. We also offer a ROOF PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE (RPM) PROGRAM – Starting at $95. Contact Your Local Branch To Get Your Inspection
With the RPM program, the experts at Tadlock Roofing will schedule periodic visits to:
- Conduct a full inspection of flat and shingle roofs
- Blow off all loose debris
- Inspect and clean gutters and drains
- Inspect and perform minor repairs of flashings at all penetrations and curbs
- Inspect seams in the roof field and expansion joints, and perform minor caulking or filling repair
- Re-secure loose sheet metal items and reseal cracked or missing caulk joints
After the visit, our consultants will provide you with a complete report and video inspection, and advise you of any recommended repairs.
Maintaining a healthy roof system is your front line of defense against all the unpredictable forces of nature. With the Tadlock Roof Preventative Maintenance program, you can rest easy knowing you’re doing your part in keeping it that way and preventing problems before they begin.
Contact us for complete terms and conditions, and to set up a meeting to discuss how often your roof needs cleaning and inspecting.
So why wait when you could give us a call and relax while we handle your roofing problems?