Have you ever looked up at your roof and thought to yourself, “hmm… I’ve never noticed THAT before”? Well rest assured that you are not alone! A roof is always there, doing its duty by providing shelter for you and your family/coworkers and is not often on the forefront of your mind. As a roof ages and the weather leaves its mark, wear can become more noticeable and may require attention. Here are a couple of tips for making sure that your roof is ready to handle the coming winter weather:
Clean Gutters and Downspouts
When the leaves, twigs and branches collect in the roof’s gutter system, they create barriers that trap water. Keeping your gutters cleaned out and free of debris ensures that water moves freely away from your structure, which is very important during the freezing months! A clogged gutter is prone to forming ice dams which expand and damage the gutter and the roof, so make sure to clean your gutters after the Autumn leaves have fallen!
Take a few minutes to walk the perimeter of your structure and look for any shingles that appear to be loose or abnormal in any way. As shingles age, they tend to lose their grit and may appear warped, bent, broken, etc. A compromised shingle can let water enter the underlying structure and open up a whole world of headaches in repairs, so if you notice anything abnormal about your roofing shingles, it’s time to have an inspection done on your roof!
The best preventative maintenance that you can do for your roof is to have it inspected by a professional who will know exactly what to look for and the appropriate measures to take regarding repairs. Select Roofing Contractors provides quality roofing services to the Northern Front Range—from Southern Wyoming to Northern Denver (including Lodo/Stapleton) and as far east as Sterling! If you suspect any problems with your residential or commercial roof, call us today and schedule a free roofing inspection!