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Keeping Your Roof Maintained This Fall

Keeping Your Roof Maintained This Fall

September 21, 2016

Fall Roof Maintenance

With winter right around the corner, there is no better time to make sure that your roof is ready for possible heavy snow, sleet, and ice. In addition, fallen leaves and other debris can clog your gutters this time of year, so it is a great time to cleanup, inspect, and repair.

Maintenance Tip #1: Inspect Your Roof and Gutters

It is a great time of year with the cooler weather ahead to inspect your roof and gutters. While it may be tempting to inspect your roof and gutters yourself, if you aren’t an expert then it may be best to have an experienced professional come out and inspect for any possible damage.

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Maintenance Tip #2: Clean Gutters and Add Gutter Guards

Fall is a perfect time to have your gutters cleaned as well due to the falling leaves. Adding gutter guards will also help keep the leaves and other debris away and allow more time between gutter cleanings. Having clean gutters will allow the water from the rain to easily flow from your roof to your downspouts and away from your home. Keeping the water from accumulating in your gutters will keep the pressure off of your roof and gutters which will keep them in good condition much longer.

Maintenance Tip #3: Make Any Needed Repairs

If any repairs are needed to your roof and gutters, then it is best to do them before the harsh weather of winter arrives. This will keep your home in good condition and possibly prevent any damage that severe weather can cause, such as leaks.

Maintenance Tip #4: Trim Trees and other Foliage

Trim the trees and bushes around your home during this time of year to limit the amount of fallen debris that they produce. Trimming the branches of trees that are above your roof is also a good idea to prevent branches from falling directly on top of your roof which can cause damage. While it may be expensive to have your trees trimmed, it doesn’t compare to the cost of repairing or replacing your roof in the event that a limb was to fall on it. In addition, other damage can occur if it causes a hole in your roof that brings in water or other debris.

Do your due diligence during this time of year and have your roof maintained properly. Quaker State Construction provides roofing services in the Carnegie area. Contact Quaker State to inspect and repair your roof and you will be ready for the winter weather ahead.