Fall is perhaps one of the most beautiful seasons in Colorado. The changing aspens and chill in the air – it’s wonderful. At the same time, the fall season often inherently demands yard work and roof maintenance. Keep your roof in top shape by following our fall roof maintenance tips!
Inspect Gutters and Downspouts
During the fall season, there’s a lot in the air besides cooler weather!
As leaves behind to fall and winds blow debris through the air, these materials naturally land on your roof. If left to reside in your gutters and downspouts, many damages can occur.
Leaf and twig blockage prevents proper roof draining. This can lead to extra stress on your shingles. As winter approaches, if your gutters are left full of this debris, it can cause frozen and blocked gutters. This can lead to gutters disconnecting from your roof and other potential damages.
This fall, be sure to inspect your gutter and downspouts. If you notice leaves, take the time to remove them. Taking this extra step protects your roof and gutters, and can help you rest easy when winter comes.
One of the biggest dangers to your roof in the late fall and winter are fallen branches. A great way to mitigate this potential is to have your trees professionally trimmed before the fall season ends.
Many homeowners take risks with this fall maintenance tip and end up facing a roofing emergency in the middle of winter.
Don’t let heavy ice-coated branches fall on and damage your roof. Instead, being proactive and having your trees trimmed in the fall reduces the chances of any potential roofing emergencies in the winter.
Check Window and Skylight Seals
Before the front range gets its first snow, we recommend checking your window and skylight seals.
Imagine the potential disasters you could avoid?
From leaks to soaked insulation and damage to your windows, it’s better to be cautious rather than optimistic.
Seals can wear down quickly due to Colorado’s harsh sun and extreme heat. Before winter arrives, and water sits on your roof and permeates these seals, inspecting them is a great fall maintenance habit to get into.
Get a Residential Roof Inspection
Don’t feel comfortable accessing your roof’s fall needs? We get it! We never recommend that homeowners do anything that might jeopardize their safety. If you don’t wait to throw fall roof maintenance into the wind, get a residential roof inspection.
Our roofing experts are happy to come to your home and inspect your shingles, window seals, gutters, and downspouts. After our inspection, we will be able to make any recommendations and provide you with an immediate quote if work is necessary. From there, our roofing team will help get your roof into great shape before winter arrives.
Have Questions About your Residential Roof?
Columbine Roofing is one of the best roofing companies in Colorado. Feel free to call us anytime with questions about your roof.
In the meantime, do what you can to prepare your home for winter by following our fall roof maintenance tips.