Essential Fall Roofing Maintenance To Keep Your Home Protected

cleaning roofNow that summer has come to a close, and fall is finally upon us, there are many homeowners out there who are taking this time to enjoy the many different activities there are to enjoy in the fall. Whether you are a fan of pumpkin carving, decorating for the holidays, taking walks to enjoy the milder temperatures, or you just happen to have a soft spot for pumpkin spice lattes, the fall really does have something for everyone. However, while you are out enjoying yourself this fall, it is important to remember that winter is just right around the corner, and there are certain areas of your home that are likely going to need a little bit of attention before it arrives to ensure they make it through the season unscathed, and your home’s roof is definitely one of them. To aid you in this task, our team of professionals have taken the time to put together this short list for your benefit, to help give you an idea of just a few of the more important roofing maintenance tips we have picked up over our years of service to ensure your home’s roof has everything it needs to make it through the long winter months in one piece and to keep the rest of your home well protected in the process.

Trim Your Trees

If you have any larger trees or branches that overhang your house, the fall months are going to be the perfect time to call in the professionals and have them help you trim your trees back. Overhanging tree branches can become a serious threat to your roof even outside of the winter months, but during the winter if any water they might be holding freezes, the added weight might be just enough to bring them down on top of your roof, and that can spell disaster. Even branches that aren’t particularly large can cause a great deal of damage if they come down on your roof with any kind of force, and the best way to prevent this from becoming an issue is to take the time this fall to have them trimmed back and away from your home to the point where they aren’t an immediate threat if one were to come down.

Keep Your Gutters Clean

Whether you realize it or not, your gutters perform a very important function for your roof. Your gutters are designed to help channel water down off of your roof and away from the foundation of your home, but if they are clogged with debris, they won’t be able to perform this task properly, and that can be an issue. Your gutters are especially susceptible to clogging during the fall months when dead leaves are going to be falling about your property, which makes it important this fall to ensure you have the assistance of someone who can get up there and make sure they are completely cleaned out. If your gutters are clogged when the rain starts to come down this winter, not only will it make it more likely for that water to pool on top of your roof with no way down, but you could have a very serious issue on your hands if that water freezes inside of your gutters.

Get An Inspection

When it comes to maintenance, preventative is always going to be preferable to emergency, and one of the most important preventative maintenance tasks that you can get for your roof is a professional inspection. Going into the winter, you don’t want to have any small issues with your roof that might have been overlooked, and the best way to ensure your roof is in the kind of condition it needs to be in order to ride out the winter is by having a professional come out and give it a professional inspection. During the course of this inspection, our roofing pros will thoroughly go over your roof and be on the lookout for any signs of hidden damage or any areas that have the potential to develop into an issue for your in the coming months and give them the proper repairs they need so you and your family can have peace of mind over the coming months.

If you are looking for a full service roofing company in Austin, give us a call today at 512-491-9050 or fill out our online request form.