Much like spring is the perfect time to do cleaning on the inside of your house, fall is great for maintaining the outside of it. From raking up leaves to putting away all of the things you used throughout the summer so that they don’t get ruined in the winter, the autumn season is your chance to get the outside of your home organized. While you’re doing it, don’t forget to give some extra TLC to your roof. Doing roof maintenance is very important and should be done every fall. Follow these steps to keep your roof in tip-top shape.
Inspect your roof for any potential problems.
Is your roof missing shingles? Is there flashing on your roof that is starting to fall apart? Is your roof beginning to leak in certain areas? You can usually spot issues with a roof simply by getting up on it and looking around. If you don’t know exactly what to look for, you can always hire a professional to come out and handle your inspection for you. Often, though, a cursory visual inspection of your roof in the fall will show you any major concerns that need to be addressed before the winter arrives.
Once all of the leaves fall off trees in the fall, it’s a good time to trim trees, if necessary, to prevent them from doing damage to your roof. Tree limbs can break and fall off trees during the colder months, and if they do, they can do damage on their way down. These limbs can also make it easier for leaves to fall onto your roof, so trimming them back can lead to fewer leaves in your gutters. Take the time to trim any large tree branches that look like they might fall off, and you will save yourself from problems down the line.
Check your gutters and clean them out.
Your gutters can get filled with leaves, sticks and other debris during the fall. It’s essential for you to spend some time cleaning them out so that they aren’t obstructed. You also might want to consider replacing any segments of your gutter system that are damaged and showing signs of wear and tear. It will ensure that you don’t face any gutter issues like ice dams or water buildups in the winter or spring.
Would you like a hand with your gutters this fall? Whether you want them cleaned, repaired or replaced, Alaska Premier Gutters can help you out. Call us at 907-272-2337 or 907-244-1338 today to arrange to have gutter work done at your home this fall.