Fall is in full swing. Have you taken care of essential roof maintenance and repairs for the season yet? If you haven’t done so, your roof may be in for a tough time come winter. So, contact your local Oakdale roofer, JTR Roofing, and ask us to take a look at essential areas of your roof before the first snowflake of winter falls. Here are some important items that should be on your fall roofing checklist:
Regular maintenance and inspections can reveal any damage to your roof or potential issues that could compromise your roof system later on. Inspections are best performed in spring and early fall. If you missed a spring inspection, you will want to schedule an inspection, replacement or repair before cold weather hits in just a few months.
Have your roofer check out your attic next. Apart from figuring out whether there are obvious leaks on the rooftop, also consider how well-insulated your attic is.
Check the shingles. Your roofing needs to be in pretty good shape to protect you no matter the weather. Ask your roofer to check for any missing or broken shingles or other potential issues.
If you have any leaking or other types of issues now, think of how ice and freezing rain will affect your roof now through the spring. Melted snow can seep into open cracks and when it refreezes, any crack you have will widen and increase the chances for leaks and even interior mold. Let your roofer know about any leaks you have noticed.
You may not think that you’ll need them as much during the winter, but you want to make sure that gutters are unobstructed to facilitate the drainage of snowmelt away from your roof. Clean out the leaves from the gutters and downspouts, and then see if they are functioning properly.
Of all the seasons of the year, autumn is the perfect time for roof repair and replacement projects. It’s during this time that scorching heat waves are finally over and the brittle cold is still a ways off.
Take advantage of the ideal conditions that autumn provides and have a trusted roofer check your roof. It’s a good investment for such an important aspect of your home. To get more information about our roofer serving Oakdale and the surrounding areas, call JTR Roofing today at 612-419-6906 or Contact Us.