If you own your home, then there’s a good chance that you have some responsibility for the maintenance of your roof and gutters. This can be both a good and bad thing.
It’s good because it keeps you from having to pay someone else to do the work, but it’s bad because it means that it’s up to you to keep your roof and gutters in tip-top shape during all four seasons of the year, including the one that we aren’t thinking about right now – fall!
Are your gutters clogged? 🍂
Does your roof look like it could use good scrubbing? Fall is an ideal time to give your roof and gutters a thorough cleaning, as the abundance of excess leaves can make them more difficult to clean during other seasons.
It’s important to clean both your roof and gutters because failing to do so will result in water not being able to be drained thoroughly, which can result in other expensive damages.
Check for moss and debris on your roof 🏡
Use a long pole to inspect your roof, checking for debris and moss build-up on the surface. This will help you determine whether you need to call an outside service or do the work yourself.
As a homeowner, it’s also crucial to keep an eye out for loose shingles and any discoloration. If that’s the case, it might be time to call in a professional who can inspect the condition of your roof.
An ideal time to check for roof leaks 💧
Fall time is an ideal season to check for roof leaks. While you are clearing your gutters and roof from debris, Check to see if there is any physical damage to the roof, resulting in holes or cracks will help ensure you’re not at risk of flooding your home or causing more damage to the roof.
Evaluate potential tree & limb danger 🌲
It’s recommended to have your home or property inspected for any potential hazards before the winter season sets in. Falls from the trees pose a hazard to both homeowners and their properties and can lead to costly repairs or injury.
This time of year also presents opportunities for gutter maintenance as debris collects on roofs after rainy days. Check out these safety tips for getting started with Fall home improvement projects!
Not too late to call a professional 👷♂️
It’s best to get your roof and gutters in proper shape before the snow comes. If you aren’t equipped for this maintenance you can reach out to our dedicated team of professionals at Norton Construction to get your free estimate!
If you’re having issues with your roof Norton Construction can help! contact us for your free consultation today!