Now that summer is ending, it is extremely important to get your home ready for fall and everything it brings. The fall and winter months can be a tough time for your home’s roof, and to help you ensure that yours is prepared for everything the coming season has to offer.
While most homeowners are no strangers to falling leaves during the fall months, you might be surprised at just how much weather and nature related debris can collect on the roof of your home during the hotter months. Anytime leaves and other debris start to pile up on your roof, it can lead to the growth of mold and mildew which can then start damaging the surface of your roof.
Despite their importance to your roof’s safety, gutters are a roofing feature that is commonly overlooked. Your gutters serve a very important function in helping to remove water from your roof and divert it away from your home’s foundation, but if your gutters are stuffed full of leaves, they won’t be able to do the job they are set to do. Clogged gutters can be an even bigger problem when winter finally comes around. If there is standing water, it could freeze causing even more overlooked damage.
The best thing you can do is either get on your roof (not recommended), or call a professional to clear away any lingering debris that might be there from the previous season, as well as clear any debris stuck in the gutters.