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Fall Roof Maintenance

Whether we’re ready for it or not, winter is on its way. But before the flakes start to fly, there’s still time to check the health of your roof and make sure your house is safe and protected for the cold, snowy and icy months ahead. Here are the maintenance tips you should follow to give you peace of mind through even the harshest winter.

Clean your gutters

Leaves, sticks and other debris can easily clog gutters, especially as ice hardens. Not giving your gutters a thorough cleaning can lead to build-ups that can trap moisture and not allow your roofing system to expel water, like it was deigned to do, to ensure the longevity of your roof.

Clean your roof

Leaves and seeds can also accumulate in other areas of your roof, particularly in roof valleys where two slopes meet. All debris should be removed to prevent any damage to your roof as heavy ice and snow begin to pile up.

Trim tree limbs

Anything close to or touching your roof should be trimmed back to prevent scraping, animal access, and dropping limbs that could be more vulnerable to cracking under the weight of snow and ice.

Schedule a roof inspection and make any necessary repairs

A professional inspection of the roof, gutters, flashing, vents, and chimney can spot small problems before they jeopardize the integrity of your roof and cause you big headaches down the road. Call us to today to schedule an appointment so you can be confident your roofing system will protect you and your house all winter long.

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