Preparing Your Roof for Fall and Winter

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If your roof is not properly maintained, it can lead to major damage to your home. Let’s take a look at the four dangers of an aging roof.Roof Preparation

As summer starts to cool off and the kids start school again, homeowners everywhere are thinking about the long rainy season ahead. Fall is a magical season full of pumpkin-flavored everything, jackets, and pumpkins. But it is also a time when the leaves from your beautiful oak tree start becoming a nuisance. So before we head into fall and winter, it is important for every homeowner to know how to prepare their roof for the season ahead.

 

Clean Your Gutters

Cleaning the gutters is perhaps one of the worst jobs homeowners have to do around their home but it is also one of the most essential. As leaves and debris call on your home and collect in your gutter system, it creates a clog in the downspouts. Rainwater will overflow in the gutters and can damage your roof, trim, and siding as it finds somewhere to go. The added weight of the leaves and water can even cause your gutters to pull away from the anchors and collapse. You can prevent these problems by using gutter guards or by cleaning out your gutters regularly.

 

Clear Off Debris

It is also important to remove other debris from your roof like twigs and pine needles from the surface of your roof as well as the gutters. Small bits of debris can hold moisture and possibly cause rot or mold, which breaks down the roofing materials.

 

Check for Damages and Deterioration

While cleaning your roof and gutters, keep an eye out for missing shingles or ones that look cracked, curled, or frayed at the edges. Also look around the vent stacks, chimneys, and skylights for damage. If you find any damaged, it is important to call a roofing contractor like Chandler Remodeling before winter sets in and causes more damage to your roof.

 

Check Attic Insulation and Ventilation

Improper insulation and ventilation can cause a lot of problems including leaks, high energy bills, and even cause mold. Without proper vents and located at the soffits and ridges, and gables of your roof, the hot air condensates, causing moisture damage and mold or rot in your home. Make sure to keep your attic well insulated and ventilated before winter sets in to terrorize your home.

It is important to prepare your roof for the seasons ahead. For more information on taking care of your roof or for a roof replacement, call Chandler Remodeling today!

 

Preparing Your Roof for Fall and Winter

Whether you are looking at getting a brand new slate roof installed or maintaining your current one, talk to one of our experts at Chandler Remodeling about our slate services. With our excellent installation, it’ll be the best investment you’ve made in your home. Contact us online, by calling 410-628-2214, or email us for a free estimate and assessment of your needs. All of our work is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We look forward to meeting your remodeling needs for years to come! To see examples of our work and get information on specials, be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, PinterestYouTube, and Houzz.