Fall is in the air! It’s getting a little cooler, and you just picked up your first pumpkin spice latte of the season. As the leaves journey from their trees to your rooftop, cozy up to the screen and consider these Kissimmee roof repair tips while you sip your PSL.
Our team at Advantage Roofing loves to give seasonal reminders to take care of your roof. We know it can be easy to keep your head down and only notice a problem when it gets worse, but proactive roof repair can save you time, money, and stress in the long run. To lengthen the lifespan of your roof, we suggest these fall maintenance tips to take your roof safely and efficiently from fall to winter and beyond.
Visually Inspect Your Roof
On a cool morning, grab some coffee and walk around your home. Survey your roof from the ground for any apparent signs of damage. Even though the most significant part of the storm season is over, fall storms can still cause damage that could need repair.
Do you see a collection of fall leaves on your roof? Leaves should slough off with wind and rain, so if any are piling up, it could be a sign of a depression in your roof that needs attention.
Likewise, if any limbs are on your roof, their weight can threaten the structural integrity of your shingles and may lead to leaks. Also, look for limbs on the ground. Chances are that they made their way to your driveway after they hit your roof, so even if they’re not on your roof now, they may have damaged it on their way down. Call our Kissimmee roof repair team if you see or suspect any damage.
Clean Your Gutters
It’s not the most fun part of being a homeowner, but those gutters aren’t going to clean themselves. And if you don’t have teenagers looking to make some extra allowance, you need to grab your ladder and get to it.
When gutters get clogged with leaves and debris, water can collect and cause them to bend and leak. Gutters play a vital role in the health of your roof because when water cannot efficiently drain, it can back up onto your roof, making it susceptible to leaks.
Trees can grow quite a bit in our warm and sunny climate over the spring and summer. Fall is the perfect time to assess their growth, especially over your roof. As your trees dry out over the next few months, wind and rain can cause branches to snap off more quickly, and you know their next stop. That’s right, your roof. You should trim back any limbs that hang over your roof or are getting close.
Schedule A Professional Inspection
The best way to know if your roof needs Kissimmee roof repair is to have a professional roofing inspector take a look. Our team of certified roofing experts can spot obvious and not-so-obvious signs of damage. They can also see areas where there isn’t damage yet, but the potential is there, and a repair can head off a significant issue.
As part of our inspection, we will also look inside your home for any signs of damage in your attic. We can seal leaks and gaps, and if our inspection finds any other areas that need repair, we can take care of them for you.
Repair Any Seasonal Damage
If you’ve been putting off roof repairs, now is the time to take care of them. During storm season, it’s tempting to wait until the weather calms down to have all your roof repairs done. We are happy to evaluate the repairs you need, provide a free estimate, and finish your repairs quickly.
Need More Kissimmee Roof Repair Tips?
Contact Advantage Roofing if you’re looking for even more ways to keep your roof in tip-top shape. We can guide you in the best practices for roof care and maintenance and perform any repairs you may need.