Seasonal Roof Maintenance


Fall


 


  •        Survey all trees around your home and trim any overhanging branches to prevent tree damage to shingles and minimize animal access to your roof

  •         Remove all leaves and debris from gutters and consider installing gutter guards

  •         Make sure you have enough insulation in your attic and your ventilation is adequate. This will help to keep ice dams from forming.


Winter


 


  •         Anytime there are major storms, assess your roof for snow accumulation, tree limbs, or wind damage and address any issues quickly

  •         Do not nail any holiday decorations into your shingles as this will cause long term damage to your roof.

  •        Be sure when hanging lights on gutters that you are using proper gutter clips to avoid damaging gutters


Spring


 


  •      Check that all gutters and downspouts are clear of debris so that they can move rainwater quickly away from your home

  •       Inspect the exterior of your home for signs of damage to gutters, shingles, flashing, soffits and fascia.

  •         Check and remove any moss or algae from shingles

  •         Inspect interior of home for leaks coming from the roof or skylights


Summer


 


  •         Check that all gutters and downspouts are clear of debris so that they can move rainwater quickly away from your home

  •       Inspect the exterior of your home for signs of damage to gutters, shingles, flashing, soffits and fascia.

  •       Trim any trees that are overhanging your roof line
  •       Consider installing a lightning rod to prevent lightening from striking roofing materials