Fall is in full swing, which means it’s time to reevaluate the health of your roof. Follow our best fall maintenance tips to keep your roof in excellent condition!
Trim the Trees Around Your Home
Those big beautiful trees around your home add so much character and warmth to the property, but they also pose a significant safety hazard to your roof and even your windows. If you have a tree that is positioned over your roof, branches and twigs can break off and fall onto your roof, causing damage. Additionally, leaves from overhanging branches will fall into your gutters, clogging them and posing problems for water flow.
Inspect the Roof Flashings
While California isn’t known for rain, we do get the occasional storm. Make sure your roof is ready for the excess water by inspecting the flashing. Flashing is responsible for essentially water-proofing your roof and keeping water out of the vulnerable joints and gaps of the roof.
Clean and Inspect Your Gutters
In addition to flashing, your gutters also play a role in protecting your home from water damage. The purpose of your gutters is to reroute water from your roof to an area away from your home’s foundation without having to run down the side of your home. However, gutters can become clogged with leaves, twigs, and other debris if they’re not cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. It’s most important to do so before the rainy season begins so that you’re not left in the middle of a storm pulling leaves out of the gutters.
Replace Broken Shingles
Whether you have asphalt shingles or clay shingles, it’s essential to make sure that they’re in good shape. Your shingles act as the first line of defense against falling branches, high winds, and rainy weather, so keeping them in excellent condition is imperative for the health of your roof.
If you’re unsure about the condition of your roof, don’t risk any further damage. Give our team a call, and we’ll perform an inspection and make any necessary repairs.