Preventative maintenance is the easiest way to protect your roof from the harsh winter to come. Fall is the perfect time to prepare yourself, and your roof, for snowy days while enjoying the cool air after a blazing summer. We all know fall is the perfect time for Pumpkin Spice and falling leaves, but did you know it’s also the perfect time to inspect and replace your roof. We highly recommend homeowners get their roof inspected AT LEAST once a year. Our trained professionals are educated on warning signs of room damage that could prevent you from being caught in the cold, dishing out costly repairs in the future. We meet strict safety protocols that ensure you don’t have to crawl up on your roof. By replacing your roof in the fall, you allow your roof time to form a tough barrier against “Old Man Winter.”
Here is a handy checklist of maintenance you can perform to help protect your roof from winter storm damage:
- Clean your gutters at least twice a year, especially during the fall. Gutter guards are a great way to prevent leaves from building up, so you no longer have to crawl up on a ladder to clean them.
Trim your tree branches back away from the roof. When large amounts of snow accumulate on tree branches, they can sometimes break. The last thing you want coming through your roof or windows is a large tree branch.
Replace broken or missing shingles. Any gaps in your shingles can allow moisture to leak through, causing hundreds, if not, thousands of dollars in damage.
Let us help:Here is a list of some items we look for during a No-Touch, No-Entry home inspection:
- Missing or damaged shingles
Curled or buckled shingles
Bare spots on your shingles
Large areas of moss or lichens
Cracked caulking around chimneys, pipes, and vents
Taking proactive steps to prevent roof damage will save you time and money. With the holidays quickly approaching, you’re going to want to save those resources for your family. At Best Choice Roofing, we are committed to keeping you and your family safe. Call us today for a free inspection of your home’s roof!