Now that summer is finally coming to a close and fall is right around the corner, the time to make sure that your roof is prepared for everything the coming season has in store is now. Roofing maintenance is an important part of being a responsible homeowner, and fall is easily one of the most important times of year to ensure that you are keeping up with it.
With fall just a few short weeks away, now is the time to ensure you are taking the steps needed to prepare your roof for everything the coming season has in store, and to help you in that effort, our team of professional Louisville roofing contractors have taken the time to put together this short list containing several helpful roofing maintenance tips to follow to ensure your roof stays protected over the coming months.
When it comes to roofing maintenance and care, preventative care is always going to be the more preferable option than emergency service, and the best form of preventative maintenance on the market is a roofing inspection. During the course of a professional roofing inspection, one of our skilled roofing contractors will thoroughly go over your roof and be on the lookout for any signs of damage, no matter how small they might be, in order to identify what needs to be repaired. During the course of this inspection, our contractors will also take a good look at the state of your roofing materials, which can be a big help in letting you know the condition and age of your shingles, and whether or not they are in need of replacement.
Whether you realize it or not, your gutters play a very important role in the protection of your roof, and this fall, it is important to make sure that your gutters are properly cleaned out and aren't suffering from any damages that might keep them from performing like they need to. Clogged gutters can result in water backing up onto your roof where it can seep under your shingles and down into your attic, causing damage throughout your home. Before the fall finally arrives, take the time to properly clean out your gutters and ensure they haven't been damaged in any way.
During the fall and winter months, one of the biggest dangers to your roof are any overhanging trees that haven't been pruned back. While it's common knowledge that many trees start to shed their leaves during the fall months, most people don't know that many trees also shed some of their branches, and if these branches are overhanging your roof, that could result in more damage that you might think at first. Before the fall hits and your property's trees start to shed their leaves and branches on top of your roof, take the time to ensure that your trees are safely pruned back away from your home in order to protect your roof through the coming season.