As roofing experts, we know that the seasons can take a toll on your roofing system. Fall is fast approaching, and it will soon be time for the leaves to turn and the kids to head back to school. As you prep for the back-to-school season, make sure that you also prep your Denver roof for the colder, windier weather to come.
Roof maintenance this fall will help protect your roof’s lifespan while sparing you from the expense of dealing with severe roof damage in the future. Here, we’ve listed some of the most important maintenance tasks for Denver roofing systems this fall.
If you haven’t yet had your roof professionally inspected this year, it’s a great time to do so. Since it’s difficult to get your roof inspected in the winter, with ice, snow, and freezing temperatures being a major issue, having your roof inspected now will ensure that any problems are addressed before the winter weather arrives.
During a roof inspection, your roofing will inspect the exterior of your roof and the interior of your home to find signs of damage. If the inspection does unearth damage or potential issues, the inspector will recommend roofing solutions to fix it. By scheduling Denver roof repairs now, before harsher weather hits, you can prevent further damage.
In the fall, it becomes especially common for leaves, dirt, and debris to accumulate in the gutters. Eventually, the gutters can become clogged and inhibit the roof’s ability to drain properly. If rainwater can’t drain properly from your roof, it may cause moisture damage to the roof itself. It may also cause the gutters to overflow and leak, which can lead to water damage to your home’s siding or foundation. So, before autumn arrives, make sure to have your gutters thoroughly cleaned. Typically, gutters need to be cleaned twice per year to prevent clogs and drainage issues.
The trees on your property can pose a risk for roof damage in any season, but particularly in the fall. During this season, trees shed leaves, pine needles, and other debris. This debris can land and build up on your roof, creating the perfect place for moisture to accumulate. When moisture sits against the surface of your roof, it can lead to mold, algae, rotting wood, and even leaks in severe cases.
By having your trees trimmed now, before the fall season hits, you can prevent this common issue. When tree branches are trimmed back from the surface of your roof, it becomes less likely for debris to accumulate on the roof’s surface. Plus, trimming the trees will prevent any branches that break in a storm from landing on your roof and causing scratches, dents, or punctures.
Checking the ventilation in your attic is a good step to take in prepping your roof for autumn. Proper ventilation is important to preventing water damage to your roof after storms, as well as to effectively diffuse heat from the sun. If needed, enlist the help of a Denver roofing professional to update your ventilation system to preserve the condition of your home and roof.
Insulation is a crucial aspect of any well-functioning roofing system. The insulation keeps your roof protected against the sun’s harsh rays, which can head up your roof, cause heat buildup in your attic, and eventually cause damage to your roofing materials. Additionally, insulation helps your home’s HVAC system function more efficiently, leading to lower utility bills each month. If the insulation in your attic is damaged or insufficient for your home’s needs, having it replaced now will make your life easier come wintertime.
If you need a roof inspection, roof repairs, or a full Denver roof replacement this summer, give the team at All Seasons Exteriors a call. We’re experts in all things roofing and will make sure that your roof is in excellent condition throughout every season. Contact us today to discuss your roofing needs and learn more about our comprehensive roofing services.