Autumn Home Preparation
Fall is the favorite season for many people. Cooling temperatures and excitement of the holidays make it easy to see why. To get your home ready for fall, you will need to do a bit of prep work. Turner Roofing offers you a crash course in that prep work and the opportunity to learn more. Whenever you have questions about prep work or other roofing needs, contact us.
Check and Clean Your Gutters
Fall is the perfect time for debris, branches, and dirt to gather in your gutters. Summer heat may have kept you away from necessary gutter maintenance for months. Now it’s time to pull on some sturdy gloves and get the job done.
Gutter debris can back up and cause severe blockages, which often result in water damage, mold, and mildew. Over time, such damage may depreciate your home’s market value. If you live in a snowy or icy area, clogged gutters may contribute to ice dams. Clean gutters thoroughly at least 2-3 times during the fall.
Have Your Roof Inspected
Roof damage can go unnoticed for months. By the time you find it, it could be too far gone to fix. To prevent this, call a professional for a roof inspection during the fall. The inspector will apprise you of problems like compromised roof valleys, missing shingles, cracks, and dents. Some of these problems may indicate it’s time for a roof replacement. Contact Turner Roofing immediately if you need a new roof.
Repair Minor Damages
Do not ignore small cracks, dents, or other problems with your roof, because these issues can become serious if left untreated. Repair your roof safely; if possible, don’t go up alone. Wear sturdy shoes with good traction and keep a reliable ladder nearby.
Don’t Forget the Chimney
St. Nicholas isn’t the only person who needs a safe chimney – you do, too. A clogged, dirty, or malfunctioning fireplace or chimney leads to fire hazards. It also can increase soot, dust, and debris in your house, leading to illnesses and necessitating heavy cleaning. Have your chimney and fireplace inspected during the fall. Have them professionally cleaned, if possible.
The team at Turner Roofing loves fall as much as you do. Contact us to learn more about preparing your home for this great season.