Although your roof has been baking in the Texas heat for the last few months, it’s time to shift your focus and prepare for the fall season. It might only be October, but winter is coming. With a simple roof preventative maintenance routine, you and your family will be protected all season long.
Your roof is the most important part of your home, but unfortunately, it can be easy to forget about roof maintenance until a problem occurs. Waiting to take action until an issue arises can cause damage to your home and pocketbook. Winter brings ice storms and high winds, and the freezing-and-thawing sequence is hard on older roofs. Establishing a roof preventative maintenance plan will help keep your roof free from leaks and other problems.
Roof Preventative Maintenance Tips
Trim Your Trees
Check nearby trees, and trim branches hanging over or near your roof. Make sure there are no dead limbs. High winds or ice can cause weak branches to fall onto your home, causing severe damage to your home and potentially injuring a loved one. If you feel comfortable, clear items like branches, trash, and debris off your roof. During the fall storm season, it’s important to have a roof free from extra weight and debris.
Clean Your Gutters
We recommend cleaning your gutters every fall to ensure there isn’t a buildup of leaves and other debris. During frigid temperatures, it can freeze inside your gutter and cause damage to your roof and gutters.
Inspect Your Attic
Visit your attic to look for signs of leaks. If you find warped wood, mildew, stains, or mold, it can be a sign of a leak – or improper attic ventilation. Remember, finding a leak or problem on the inside of your house means it is much worse on the outside of the roof.
Give us a call at 972-420-6500 to schedule a roof inspection with Sage Roofing. Our roofing experts will make sure your roof is ready to weather the fall season, and will check for leaks, missing shingles, or other repairs. Being proactive today will save you time and money down the road!