How to Take Care of Your Roof this Fall

Caring for your roof should be a top priority as a homeowner. Your roof protects you, your family, and your belongings. That’s why you need a sturdy roof to offer solid protection from the elements. Luckily for you, New Image Construction & Roofing has some tips on how to take care of your roof this fall.

Trim Your Branches

Now that leaves have begun falling off your trees, it’s time to keep the branches as far away from your roof as possible. If not, the leaves and debris will pile up on your roof more than usual, not to mention these branches are hazardous during storms. They can break off the tree and puncture your roof. Therefore, we recommend getting your branches trimmed regularly, especially during the fall to prevent a bigger mess from accumulating on your roof.

Clean Gutters

Gutters can get clogged easily, so it’s important to clean them out regularly throughout the year. Leaves, dirt, and other debris will pile up inside your gutter, which will block the flow of water. This will force the water to go back up to the roof, which can result in a leaky roof.

Clogged gutters become an even bigger problem in the winter because the standing water can freeze and form ice dams that will trap more ice and snow on your roof. This extra weight can cause your gutters to break away from your home. So don’t procrastinate and start cleaning out the gutters.

Install Gutter Guards

Once you have cleaned your gutters, we recommend installing a gutter guard to block future debris. This will also keep out snow, which can add additional weight to your gutter system.

Insulate the Attic

Before you know it, it’s going to get very cold! Make sure to insulate your attic properly before the chilly weather rolls around. You can use mineral wool insulation or even spray foam.

Check for Leaks

Make sure to check for leaks even after your attic has been insulated. It’s important to catch these damages early on to prevent bigger damages from happening in the future. A leaky roof can encourage mold and algae growth, which are a danger to your family’s health.

Clear Off Debris

Avoid debris buildup on your roof. Remove any twigs, leaves, dirt, or other debris as soon and as often as you can. You can do this yourself or hire a professional to get the job done for you safely and efficiently.

Get a Professional Inspection

Caring for your roof this fall includes getting a professional inspection. New Image Construction & Roofing can take care of that for you. Our team has years of experience in the roofing industry and we know exactly what to look out for when inspecting your roof.

Team Up with New Image Construction & Roofing

Follow these tips to take care of your roof this fall and don’t hesitate to give our team a call. We can repair, maintain, or replace your entire roof. Just let us know what you need, and we will get to work.