Fall is here and winter is just around the corner. After two seasons of rain and heat, your home is probably in need of some TLC, with your roof at the top of the list. In today’s post, Universal Roofing and Exteriors discusses what you need to do to maintain your roof this fall:
Prioritize the Gutters
Your gutters are an integral part of your roof and should be a priority during your fall maintenance project. Blocked gutters pose a real risk to your home, especially as falling leaves start piling up in the gutters.
Inspect Your Shingles
Perform an in-depth inspection on your roof’s shingles by examining them from the ground with binoculars. Make note of shingle tabs that are coming loose or are broken; if so, hire a professional to determine whether the cracked shingles have caused leaks to form in the underlayment. Make sure to have any damage repaired as soon as possible, as even the tiniest leaks can quickly become larger and more expensive to address.
Check Your Attic’s Ventilation
Improper attic ventilation is the bane of your roof, and with colder weather on the horizon, your roof might be in danger if the attic isn’t properly ventilated. As the top roofer in the area, we can perform an in-depth inspection of your attic space. We’ll help you ensure that it’s properly ventilated before fall arrives.
Replace Old Flashings
Finally, replace any old and worn flashings in your roof valleys and chimney area. These are responsible for preventing water intrusion, so a flashing in disrepair is a serious hazard.
Universal Roofing and Exteriors offers complete roofing services and siding installation. Give us a call at (317) 376-1212 for more information on our services. We’re a local roofer that serves Carmel and Indianapolis, IN.