Your roof is your home's first line of defense against falling debris, the elements and various weather conditions. Regular maintenance is often neglected until the roof presents a leak or other issue. A well-maintained roof prevents costly repairs, water leaks, structural damage, and ensures you get the most out of your investment. Fall weather in Georgia comes with dead leaves and plant debris that can pile up, clog your gutters and cause roof leaks. Read on to learn about some basic tips to prepare your roof for fall.
1 - Clean Off Debris
One of the best things you can do to prepare your roof for the fall is to clean off debris that summer storms may have left behind. Even a small pile of debris can hold moisture and can potentially rot or mold, damaging the roofing material beneath it. Wet leaves and other natural debris can become heavy, and over time compromises the structural integrity of your roofing system.
2 - Clean Your Gutters
It is very important to clean your gutters before the fall as summer storms may have driven leaves, pine straw, small branches, and other debris into the gutter system. Gutters help remove water from your roof and divert it away from your home's foundation. Clogged or overflowing gutters can damage your roof, trim, and siding. The additional weight from a clog can also cause your gutters to pull away from your home, compromising the structural integrity of your roof and gutter system.
3 - Get An Inspection
Once your roof and gutters are clean, perform a visual inspection of your roof to determine if there are any missing, damaged, curled, or cracked shingles. Be sure to check the sealant in the areas of your roof that are more prone to leaks, such as the chimney, vents, and skylights. Regular visual inspections can help you catch small leaks early which saves you time and money in the long run, but one of the most important things you can do for your roof is to get a professional inspection. Our team of professionals will thoroughly go over the details of your roof, look for damage, and can offer repair solutions to keep your roof functioning at its best.
Spending a few hours on roof maintenance every fall can significantly extend the life of your roof. If you need help getting your roof ready for fall, contact All Roof Solutions today, we have the knowledge, expertise, and necessary tools to keep your roof in tip-top shape year-round.