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Posted on September 01, 2022
Prepare Your Roof for Fall
Preparing Your Home for a New Season
Fall is just around the corner, and it is time to start preparing your home for the cooler weather. One of the most important things to do is make sure your roof is ready! In this blog, the Honest Abe Roofing experts will discuss some tips on how to prepare your roof for the upcoming autumn months. We will also talk about some common problems that can occur during this season and how to prevent them.
Fall means chilly weather! One of the most important things you can do to prepare your home for this temperature change is to schedule any necessary roofing repairs. Look for curling, cracked, or missing shingles as well as damaged flashing around your chimney, vent stack, or skylight. Give your trusted roofing team a call for quick and effective repairs that will keep the cold, snow, and rain out!
If you're not sure about the state of your roof, schedule a professional inspection! Our 16-point inspection will cover every inch of your roof, ensuring we catch any issues and repair them as soon as possible.
CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS & ROOF
The autumn breeze also brings along lots and lots of falling leaves. Soon, your gutters will be filled with colorful foliage, so give them a good clean ahead of the season. Clogged gutters can cause all sorts of problems like water damage, leaks, and even flooding. Not to mention, stuffed gutters and a debris-filled roof are unsightly. So avoid any future issues by getting rid of those leaves now!
ENSURE PROPER VENTILATION
As the temperature starts to drop, you'll want to make sure your attic is properly ventilated. Poor ventilation can cause condensation build-up, leading to mold growth. This can not only cause damage to your home but also poses a health risk for you and your family.
Improper ventilation can also lead to:
- Water-stained walls and ceilings
- Curling shingles
- A warm attic or crawlspace
- Ice dam formation
- Roof sagging
- Frequent HVAC breakdowns
- Rusted roofing materials
Change your HVAC air filters, and call our team to determine what ventilation solution is right for you.
INSULATE YOUR ATTIC
As we mentioned before, cold weather is on its way! One way to prevent heat loss and keep your home warm is by insulating your attic. This will also help you save on energy bills by eliminating heat loss, increase indoor air quality and home comfort, and place less stress on your HVAC system. If you're not sure of the state of your attic's insulation, our team can help! We will come to inspect the area, create a plan, and fully seal and insulate your home, protecting it from the cold and potential structural damage.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
If, during the fall and winter months, you find yourself in the midst of a roofing emergency, don't attempt to repair the issue on your own! Our team is well-equipped to handle roofing emergencies in all types of weather. Give us a call if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Hailstorm damage
- Windstorm damage
- Fallen tree limbs
- Missing shingles
- Clogged gutters
RELY ON US!
Check these items off your list to get your roof in the best shape possible before fall sets in. Ultimately, it is important to have a trustworthy and reliable roofing company like Honest Abe Roofing to lend a hand during this changing of the seasons. For more information, assistance with any of these tasks, or to schedule an appointment with our team, contact us online or give us a call at (844) 298-4100.