Fall Roofing Maintenance Checklist

With September just around the corner, it seems that summer flew by with just the blink of an eye. While fall is the perfect time for cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and Sunday night football, it’s also an ideal time to practice proper roofing maintenance in preparation for the winter ahead. By taking necessary precautions, you will be better able to prevent damages incurred by water leaking from roof, and other factors that lead to re-roofing.

The Magic Word is Shingles
Re-roof shingles in Jefferson CountyWhen it comes to fall roofing maintenance, the key is to inspect your shingles. For homes with shingled roofs, missing, damaged, or curled shingles can be indicative of roof damage and will call for shingle replacement and further repairs. Begin by evaluating the exterior roof shingles on your roof. When doing so, here are some things to look for:

  • Missing, improperly placed, or cracked shingles
  • Roof discoloration
  • Visible nails on the shingle surface
  • Accumulated debris

To perform an evaluation, you may be able to assess the situation from the ground, given your roofs pitch and angle. If more in-depth assessment needs to take place, it may be wise to call a professional roofing repair company for expert assistance.

Get Inside
Now that you have assessed external damage, it’s time to get inside and see if any leaks have taken place. To check for leaks, go into the highest room of your home, such as the attic and look for collected water, ceiling stains or discoloration, musty smells, and holes. These leaks can weaken shingles and roof infrastructure, so it’s essential to fix a leaking roof immediately, particularly before the weight and moisture of winter is upon us.

Call the Experts
Did you know that you should have a roofing maintenance checkup at least once a year? Roofing professionals understand the problem signs and needs of roofs, and will be able to address your roofing needs accordingly.