As of yesterday, Summer is officially behind us. The Fall season is fully underway and it is time to get ready for the new season. The climate and temperature in the Fall is significantly different than in the Summer and that can affect your roof. In New England, it can snow as early as October. Do not wait until the first drop of snow before you handle roof maintenance. Here are the best things to do to ensure your roof is in the best shape to do its job this fall.
Clean Your Gutters
It is recommended that you clean your gutters every few months and before the Winter season. Cleaning out your gutter is never a fun chore, but it is essential. Over time, your gutters will accumulate a water backup or debris. Failing to clear out is in your gutter can cause water damage and overall damage to your exterior.
Inspect Your Roof
Inspecting your roof a few times a year is also important. An inspection of your roof can help you notice any cracks, flaws, or needed repairs. Snow can do damage to your roof so it is best to make sure your roof is squared away before winter arrives. Ceiling leaks caused by a faulty roof are no fun either. If you are not comfortable inspecting your roof, do not hesitate to reach out to a professional.
Verify Your Ventilation System
Your ventilation system or lack thereof has a direct impact on how your roof performs. When your ventilation system is firing on all cylinders, it can prolong the lifespan of your roof, reduce your energy bills, and keep your house warm on a cold night. Check your ventilation system yourself or have a professional check out your ventilation system before winter begins.
Roofing Services in Smithfield, RI
Need your Roof checked out before Winter arrives? Our professionals at Rhode Island Slate Roofing can help you with that. We can fix minor roof problems or take on a big roofing project. Whatever your roof needs, we can deliver. Contact us today to learn more!