From getting the kids adjusted to their new school schedule, to stacking firewood in preparation for the winter snow, fall is one of the busiest seasons of the year. Fall is also the perfect time to begin preparing your roof for the harsh Canadian winter ahead.
At All Pro Roofing we know the benefits of proper roof maintenance, and with a few helpful tips, you can get back to enjoying the changing fall colours in no time. Here are four tips to help you prepare your roof for the long Canadian winter ahead.
KEEPING YOUR GUTTERS CLEAN
The beauty of leaves falling in autumn is a wonderful sight, but those leaves getting stuck in your roof’s gutters are not. Clean out your gutters to ensure proper water flow off your roof. When gutters become clogged, water simply splashes back onto the roof, causing a buildup and eventually leading to cracks or mould. Leaves can pile up during this time, so it’s important to keep an eye on the gutters regularly.
TRIM THE TREES IN YOUR YARD
Branches and other debris fall from the trees in your yard often, but during the fall season especially. Branches, pine needles and cones can damage your home’s roof and result in costly repairs. Overgrown trees can also scratch the top of the roof on windy days, which can lead to layers of your asphalt being stripped from the shingles. Trimming the trees helps to prevent damage and will keep your roof looking its best.
INSPECT THE ATTIC
Inspecting the roof prior to winter can also help you detect any leaks in the attic. If there is any mould, warped wood or even stained insulation in the attic, you may require a roofing professional’s assistance immediately. Roof damage can lead to moisture entering through the roof to the inside of the home. If the moisture builds up on the inside of the home, mould can form which can harm the homeowners.
Annual roof inspections are a part of homecare maintenance and can ultimately save you money. Roof inspections help homeowners become aware of any roofing problems before they can cause any further damage. All Pro Roofing offers proactive roofing maintenance for your home to solve any issues and advise you of roofing care. Fall is the best time to have your roof inspected, while there’s no ice or snow to hide roofing issues.
All Pro Roofing is dedicated to high quality workmanship and customer service to ensure 100% customer satisfaction. Whether you need a roof inspection or a roof repair, you can trust All Pro Roofing. For a free consultation or to learn more about our services, give us a call today!