With the end of summer just days away, homeowners will soon be preparing for the fall weather that lies ahead. As they gear up for fall, it is important to make sure your roof is able to withstand the incoming winter weather. As the top provider of slate roofing in Philadelphia, we here at Philly Roofing can help make sure your roof is good to go before winter. For those who like do it themselves, we recommend following these four tips to make sure your roof is ready for winter.
Clear Any and All Debris
It is important to remove any debris that could be left over from summer and fall. Remove any leaves, sticks and other debris. Some of those objects can lead to possible mold issues with their ability to retain moisture. Focus on the valleys of your roof because they are the most prone to water damage.
Clean the Gutters
Gutters that go uncleaned can cause a ton of damage to the exterior of your home. It is important to clean or have your gutters cleaned at least twice a year. Clogged gutters can overflow and cause leaks in your home or break from the weight of the water over time. All you need is a ladder, a pair of gloves and some free time on the weekends.
Check For Damage
Once all of the debris is removed from your roof, we recommend inspecting your roof for any damage that could have resulted from the debris. Look for any missing, bald, or cracked shingles as well as the flashing. Spotting issues with your flashing and shingles can help detect a small problem before it becomes a big problem.
Turn to the Professionals
Once you’ve helped up your end of the bargain, we’re able to come out to your home to determine if your home is ready to handle the winter weather. We’re able to assess the framework and spot bigger issues that homeowners may not able to spot on their own.
Anyone looking to inspect their roof this fall can do so with the help of Philly Roofing. We don’t just stop at roofing, because our siding services in Philadelphia have also helped us stand out and grow as a company. Give us a call today at 215-664-8756.