The weather is starting to get cooler, and the colors of leaves will soon transition into orange, yellow and red hues. In a few months, winter will cover towns and cities with snow and cold weather. Before the cold season finally comes knocking on the door, make sure you’ve done your homework and performed roof maintenance.
Your roof will constantly be exposed to harsh weather and moisture, increasing the risk of roof damage. Cover all the bases by following these three simple tips.
Clean the Gutters and Trim Nearby Trees
As the seasons change, leaves fall from the trees. Oftentimes, they land on the ground, but depending on the position of tree branches, many of these leaves could end up in the gutters, too. That said, don’t neglect your gutters when carrying out roof maintenance. Clean out the gutters, and get rid of leaves, dirt and other debris. This way, you can minimize the risk of ice dams and prevent drainage problems.
Perform Roof Repairs
Look for damaged or missing shingles, and perform roof repair as needed. It’s best to get everything fixed before winter arrives. Remember that any damage can weaken your roof. So, when it gets exposed to extreme weather, it becomes easier for your roof to sustain further damage.
Check for Roofing Problems
Regular roof inspections are crucial in avoiding a number of roofing issues. Since these allow you to detect problems at an early stage, you can get them fixed before they become more serious. A roof inspection can also give you a clear idea of your roof’s condition, enabling you to care for your roofing in the best way.
Easton Roofing is one of the top roofing contractors in the area. We specialize in a range of services, including roof replacement, roof maintenance and gutter repair among others. Call us at (913) 735-8534, or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We offer our services to customers in Kansas City and nearby areas.