It is hard to believe summer is done, but the first offical day of fall this year was September 22nd.
Before the cold weather and heavy winter ice kicks in, it is a perfect time to make sure the state of your roof is in good shape.
Here are some helpful tips for you this autumn season to get you on your way:
1. Clean your gutter to allow water to flow properly off your roof. When your gutters are clogged, water will just splash back onto your roof and that can lead to damages like cracks and mould.
2. Trim trees, especially if there are branches that are way too close to your home. They may pose a danger to your roof later. Doing this before those autumn leaves start falling can minimize your job of removing them from your gutter system, too.
3. Have a pre-winter inspection done. It is possible that your knowledge of roofing is limited so it’s better done by a professional.
4. Perform necessary repair work and replace what needs replacement. After an inspection, you'll have a clear idea of the status of your roof.
Remember, the coming winter months call for strong and really sturdy roofing. Maintaining your roof prior to this harsh season means you can relax and not worry about any roofing problems when fixing it is not a possibility.
If your roof needs any repair work or inspection, my team and I at Class Eh! Roofing would be pleased to assist. Please contact us HERE.
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Wayne Jeffreys is a native of Niagara-On-The-Lake and owner of Niagara based roofing company Class Eh Roofing!