Fall is nearly complete, and winter is right around the corner. Like most of us, you probably have leaves in your gutters and pine straw on your roof. These are a few of the unique challenges your roof faces during the fall and winter months. Without proper fall roof maintenance, these conditions can lead to leaks, or worse. The award winning roofers at Roof Authority would like to share some helpful hints that can help you prepare your roof for the change in seasons.
Start with a Visual Inspection
You can never go wrong with a basic visual inspection. Roof inspection is always the first step to determining whether your roof is in good condition. Most of the signs of a damaged roof can be seen right away just by looking at them. Pine straw, leaves, and moss growth are problems that can easily be seen and need to be addressed before cold rainy weather gets here.
Clean Out Clogged Gutters & Downspouts
Clogged gutters and downspouts are common issues we encounter as we transition to the colder months. This can lead to rotted fascia or soffit, and can even shorten the lifespan of those expensive gutters you installed on your house. In some instances, clogs can even lead to interior roof leaks.
Things like the size of your roof and its pitch determine the most effective products to ensure everything under your roof remains protected. Roof Authority offers a variety of gutter & gutter guard solutions for every home. Remember, properly installed gutters and gutter guards can reduce your exposure to these risks.
Blow Off the Pine Straw and Leaves
Have you noticed how quickly pine straw can pile-up on your roof? Did you know that leaving pine straw on your roof for extended periods of time can cost you big money later on? Effective fall roof maintenance requires keeping your roof free from pine straw and leaves.
The build-up of pine straw (and leaves) can prevent your roof from properly draining. The longer it stays there, the greater the chance you develop a leak and rotted decking. Rain and condensation (from warm attic air coming in contact with the cold roof) provide more than enough water to accumulate and find it’s way under your shingles.
Contact Roof Authority for a Professional Roof Inspection
If it’s been more than 5 years since you’ve had a roof inspection, call Roof Authority for a professional roof inspection. We can spot potential problems and fix them long before they will be noticeable to you. Roof Authority offers a complete array of roofing solutions. We are experienced in various types of residential and commercial roof repairs in metro Atlanta. Contact us today for a professional roof inspection or quote for new roofing or repairs.