In a few weeks, trees all around will start to shed their foliage, signaling the beginning of fall. Before that time rolls around, however, you may want to give your local roofing company a call for some much-needed roofing maintenance. Unfortunately, many homeowners are still unclear about what maintenance steps are right for the new season.
Here are some important roof care tips from our roofing professionals at Hinkle Roofing to help get your home ready for the rainy days of fall.
Repair Your Roof
Leaves aren’t the only ones hitting the ground this season. Fall is marked with rain and snow, which means your roof will be inundated by massive amounts of water. Contact your roofing contractor to get all necessary repairs out of the way. The last thing you want is to face a leaking roof once it’s already raining for days on end. Getting the problematic areas in your roofing system taken cared of will save you a lot of trouble not just in fall but during winter as well.
Of course, it’s hard to fix roofing problems if you don’t know what kind of problems you have in the first place. Have your roof professionally inspected regularly to spot early signs of roofing trouble before they become worse. This will not only save you the headache of dealing with costly roof repairs, it could also add a few more years to your roof’s service life.
The main water-handling responsibility for your roof (and your home, generally speaking) is handled by your gutters. Your gutters and downspouts channel rainwater away from vulnerable areas in your roofing and foundations into a proper drain site. Over time, leaves and other tree debris can clog up the troughs and cause water-related issues. Keep ahead of this problem by regularly and routinely having your gutters professionally cleaned.
This season, get your roof and your home ready with our roofing specialists at Hinkle Roofing, your trusted local exterior services provider. Call us at (205) 352-1940 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and get a free quote today. We serve the areas of Tuscaloosa and Hoover, AL.