Fall is a crucial time for roof maintenance due to its protection against heavy winter ice and snow. If your roof has suffered any form of damage, now is the time to handle the repairs. To ensure your roof has the longest possible lifespan, you’ll want Paradigm Roofing to handle maintenance and repairs. We have a proven track record of getting the job done right. This fall, use these five tips for better roofing maintenance!
As leaves begin to fall, so too will branches. If any branch is too close to your roof, consider trimming it back to prevent unwanted damage later. If you complete this task early in the season, you’ll minimize leaves clogging the gutter system, too.
Clean the Gutters
A clean gutter allows water to flow properly off the roof. A clogged gutter, on the other hand, leads to water damage and mold growth. To prevent cracking, mold, and worsening damage, clean the gutters before fall leaves bog down the system.
Gutter guards are an affordable, versatile option to prevent water damage. Guards are designed to reduce the time you spend cleaning the gutter system. Each one is a simple cap that prevents leaves from entering the gutter.
Pre-Winter Roof Inspection
It’s a smart idea to have a professional look at your roof before winter strikes. You can then fix any issues promptly. It’s often easier to repair a roof in the fall, too, when no snow or ice has struck. Wait too long, though, and you’ll have more significant issues to worry about.
Invest in Repairs
If your roof requires repairs, don’t wait around. Invest some time and money in your roof to prevent worsening damage. Small issues could quickly turn into huge problems during the winter.