Although we are in the middle of the warmest season, fall and winter are just around the corner (As Minnesotans, we know this to be true). Instead of daydreaming the summer away, it’s a great idea to plan ahead and be prepared for fall and winter. Continue reading to learn more about the five things you can do to prepare your roof for fall.
Although the leaves are a few months away from falling, your gutters can still get clogged up with other debris. Now is the time to check out your roof and clear any blockages from your gutters. Even the smallest amount of debris can lead to mold as it holds in moisture and breaks down your roofing material. Avoid future expenses and clear out your gutters seasonally.
While you’re up close and personal with your roof, it’s a great time to check for damaged or missing shingles. Should you see cracked, frayed, or curled shingles, it’s time to have a professional out before extreme weather hits. What looks like minor damage could turn into a much larger issue with one spell of strong winds.
After your gutters are cleaned out, you can avoid future cleaning jobs by considering a gutter guard. Not only will you save yourself from future cleaning jobs, but your gutters will last longer without the added weight of snow this winter. We would be happy to talk to you about our seamless gutters and gutter guard installation services.
A leaking roof leads to a variety of issues including rotting wood and mold growth. Either of these issues can lead to health and safety issues for you and your family. Avoid these consequences by ensuring your home is leak-free and properly insulated.
If your home is surrounded by mature trees, protect your roof by removing any branches that hang over your house. Not only will these branches drop leaves onto your roof and gutter system, but should they break during a storm, your home could be damaged.
It’s never too early to think ahead, especially when it means you’re protecting your home and wallet from future expenses. If you suspect your roof may be damaged, contact the professionals at Superior Builders Inc. and we would be happy to provide you with a free, zero-obligation inspection.