Now that summer is coming to a close, most homeowners are switching gears and getting things ready around the home for the upcoming fall season and everything it brings. When it comes to preparing your home for the coming fall, there’s actually more to the task than most homeowners realize at first, and while getting ready for the coming holidays is something on everyone’s mind, it’s important to pay attention to the other areas of your home that could use a bit of attention as well, and your roof is chief among these. The fall and winter months can be a tough time for your home’s roof, and to help you ensure that yours is prepared for everything the coming season has to offer, our team of professional New Jersey roofing contractors have taken the time to put together this short list identifying just a few of the most helpful tips we have collected to prepare your roof for what’s ahead.
While most homeowners are no strangers to falling leaves during the fall months, you might be surprised at just how much organic debris can collect on the roof of your home during the spring and summer months. Anytime leaves and other debris starts to pile up on your roof, it can act as a trap for moisture, leading to the growth of mold and mildew which can then start to damage the surface of your roof. Before more leaves start to pile on top of all of this lingering debris, the best thing you can do is get up on your roof, or have a professional do so, and clear away any lingering debris that might be left over from the previous season, as well as clear away fresh deposits from the trees around your home.
Despite their importance to your roof’s safety, gutters are a roofing feature that is commonly overlooked. Your gutters serve a very important function in helping to remove water from your roof and divert it away from your home’s foundation, but if your gutters are stuffed full of leaves, they won’t be able to perform their function like they should. Stuffed gutters can be an even bigger problem when winter finally comes around, as standing water can actually freeze, forming ice dams that will not only trap more snow and ice on your roof, but will add a great deal of extra weight to your gutters, which could actually cause them to break away from your home if you aren’t careful. This fall, break out the ladder and give your gutters a thorough cleaning, or have a skilled roofing contractor come out and do so for you if you aren’t comfortable doing so.
The spring and summer months can be a tough time for your roof, and in order to ensure your roof is properly prepared for the coming fall and winter, and that there isn’t any lingering damage that needs to be taken care of, one of the most important things you can do for your roof is to get a professional inspection. During the course of your roofing inspection, our team of professionals will thoroughly go over the surface of your roof and look out for any signs of damage, no matter how small, so that we can repair them and keep your roof functioning its best at all times.