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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

  • 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