Top Tips to Prepare Your Roof for Fall and Winter

Man cleaning dirty gutters

Fall is here and before we know it, winter will be right on its heels. Storms during the fall and winter can cause substantial storm damage to your home. You want your roof to hold up during an unexpected storm.

So, while the weather is cooler and before frost begins to set in, take some time to prepare your roof for the fall and winter months. Here are some tips to help you ensure that your roof is ready to protect you from the elements year-round.

Check Your Gutters

Throughout the year, your gutters can collect leaves, dirt, and other debris that can weigh it down and lead to an early gutter replacement.

Take the time this fall to clear out your gutters and ensure smooth water flow when the rains do come. While you’re up there, check for cracks or separations in your system. Should you find any issues, a professional contractor can help you replace your gutter or install a gutter guard to protect your gutter from future debris.

Clear Debris

Especially if you have lots of trees around your rooftop, debris can quickly build up on the roof. This isn’t just unsightly, but can lead to bigger problems like erosion if the issue is avoided. If you can’t safely get on top of your roof to clear it off, now may be the time to reach out to a roofing expert to clear off any debris and perform an inspection.

Schedule a Roof Inspection

Many homeowners can tell when there is a problem with their roof, but it takes a roofer’s eye to truly find the root of the issue. If you know your roof has a leak, cracks, or is missing shingles, schedule an inspection to quickly find the problem and solutions.

Even if your roof doesn’t display any visible signs of wear, an inspection should still be in the cards. Over the summer, the heat creates swelling and unnecessary stress on your roof that can produce cracks that lead to problems during the fall and winter.

The last thing you want to do is put off an inspection until a small problem becomes a roofing disaster. An inspection can help you detect all damages that could compromise your family’s safety.

Is Your Roof Older? Consider a Roof Replacement

In order to guarantee that your roof keeps your family safe, it should be replaced every 20 to 25 years. A roof replacement is easiest for roofers to accomplish during the cooler fall weather.

If you know your roof is around 25 years old, now is the time to get a roof replacement. Waiting any longer only prolongs the risk of inevitable damage that can severely impact your safety and comfort.

Prepare Your Home for Comfortable Fall With Concord Roofing & Construction

Don’t let the stress of an older roof keep you from enjoying the festivities that come with the later seasons of the year. Your roof should protect your family year-round, and we’re ready to provide our expertise to guarantee functionality.

Contact Concord Roofing & Construction today to schedule an inspection or to find out more about our roof replacement services.