If your roof has taken a beating from this summer, there’s no better time than the end of summer to spruce it up and get it back into tip-top shape. From cleaning, patching, and replacing shingles, Glick’s Exteriors has four roof maintenance tips to tackle before fall arrives.
Get Your Roof Inspected to Ensure It’s Well-Maintained
Between the heavy rainfall and hot temperatures we had this summer, it’s important to get your roof inspected before fall. Not only will a roof inspector be able to tell you if there are any areas that need to be addressed for safety reasons, but you’ll also have the opportunity to fix anything that isn’t aesthetically pleasing. And since the holidays will be here before you know it, this is the best time to address roofing issues!
Remove Any Remnants of Summer Storms
By the end of any season, gutters fill up with dirt, leaves and twigs, all of which can clog them up and keep them from functioning properly. To prevent ice dams this winter, it’s important to have your gutters cleaned by an expert ASAP. In addition to the lighter elements that end up in gutters, sharp items can also find their way onto your roof. Twigs and branches are known to damage to shingles and should be removed sooner rather than later.
Replace Broken or Missing Shingles to Enhance Its Look
Broken or missing shingles on your roof don’t just look unsightly—they lead to bigger problems like interior leaks and mold. If you notice any broken or missing shingles, schedule a roof repair appointment right away.
Prune Trees to Prevent Limbs From Falling On It This Winter
Winter brings harsh winds and heavy snow our way. Snow can accumulate on trees, weighing down limbs and knocking them onto your roof. Fortunately, an easy fix to this issue is to trim the branches of trees that are located near your home. Be sure to tackle this soon, because before you know it, Jack Frost will be nipping at your nose!
Proper roof maintenance will prolong the life of your roof, saving you money in the long run. Whether you need a roof repair or are looking for a roof replacement, the Glick’s Exteriors team will take care of you and your home! Contact us today to schedule your roof appointment.