Now that Summer is nearing its end and the days are starting to get a little chillier, homeowners should be mindful of their roofs. Before long, snowfall will arrive and now is an ideal time to prepare your roof for the upcoming inclement weather. With only a few weeks left of Summer, here are five things you should do for your roof as soon as possible.
Inspect for Damages
Do not let the beautiful weather from this Summer fool you. There is a possibility, albeit a small one, that your roof was damaged in some way this Summer. High heat temperatures can wear down your roof and many parts of New England received record heat temperatures this Summer.
If you notice missing shingles, cracked tiles, etc., now is the time to schedule a repair a roof repair. The longer a damaged roof is not addressed, the worst it can become. Dealing with a roof repair on a cold fall or winter day will not be fun. At least the weather is still relatively warm these days.
Keep Gutter Intact
Gutters are vital in the fall. Gutters help direct water on your roof away from your home. If a gutter is clogged or not quite intact, it can lead to significant water damage. Take a look at your gutter system if you have not done so in months. Remove all the debris, leaves, etc. you can visibly spot in your gutter.
Monitor Trees Near Roof
Trees near your home’s roof can have large branches that you do not want to have fall on your roof. Take a close look at how close some branches are hovering over your roof. If they pose a threat to your roof, have them trimmed or cut down.
Contact A Professional Roof Team
A professional roofing company such as Rhode Island Slate Roofing can get your roof ready for the fall and winter. Our team has decades of experience, is flexible, and can finally give you the roof you desire. Contact us today to get started on upgrading your roof!