It’s already August; can you believe it? Before we know it, the leaves will be falling, and colder air will be blowing in. Have you taken care of the essential roof maintenance and repairs you’ve noticed needed to be tackled this summer? If you haven’t done so yet, your roof may be in for a tough time when the leaves begin to fall. As the trusted roofer for Stillwater and the surrounding towns, we would like to take a look at essential areas of your home’s roof that could use repair in order to help prepare it for colder, wetter weather ahead. Here are some important items that should be part of your end-of-summer roofing repair:
1. Check the shingles. Your roofing needs to be in good shape to protect your home in all kinds of weather. Ask your roofer to check for any missing or broken shingles or other potential issues that could cause weakened areas of your roof or leaks.
2. To prepare for falling leaves, snow and ice, you’ll 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.
3. Also have your roofer check out your attic. Apart from figuring out whether there are obvious leaks on the rooftop, also consider how well-insulated your attic is.
4. Repair any leaks you’ve noticed over the spring and summer. 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 as soon as possible.
Let’s schedule essential roof repair for your home as soon as possible! Of all the seasons of the year, end of summer and early 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 way off.
Have a trusted roofer check out your home’s roof today before the first leaf begins to fall. It’s a good investment for such an important aspect of your home. To get more information about our roofer serving Stillwater and the surrounding areas, call JTR Roofing today at 612-419-6906 or Contact Us.