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3 Ways to Maintain Your Roof This Fall

Keep your roof in the best shape this fall with some help from these tips!

  1. Clean the Gutters

Making sure your home’s gutters are cleared of debris is really important for the wellbeing of the foundation of your home, and your roof.

If you want to learn more about the importance of keeping your gutters clean, visit our blog post about it here!

  1. Trim Your Tree Branches

Keeping your trees well maintained will also benefit your roof. During a storm, with high winds and rain, your tree branches and leaves are more likely to come loose, and if they fall on your roof or gutters, it can cause significant damage.

Aside from the obvious damage that comes when a branch lands on your home, wet leaves left to sit on your shingles can also do some damage. Wet leaves left on your roof will decompose and become the perfect breeding ground for mold and algae growth on your roof. While this can be cleaned off, it will shorten the lifespan of your roof in the long run.

  1. Inspect the Shingles

Shingles chip, break, and fade over time but make sure you’re on top of things when this happens. Replacing a few shingles here or there is inexpensive, but having to pay for water damage or replace the entire roof because you didn’t take care of early signs of damage is far more money out of your pocket.

The best way to prepare your roof for harsh weather and maintain it after the fact is with roof inspections. If you have questions or concerns about keeping your roof in the best shape, contact the experts at August Roofing and Solar. Visit us online today or give us a call at (805) 519-8099 to learn more about how we can help!