Home improvement is easy while the weather is warm, and nothing is falling from the sky. On average Burlington, NC and the surrounding areas receive higher rainfall averages than the rest of the country. That is why getting your roof ready for winter should be at the top of your to-do this fall. Whether you have metal or shingle roofing, it is always a good idea to make sure your roof repairs are up to date.
Here are a few ways to prepare your roof for the wet season.
Cleaning your gutters can seem like the worst chore there is but has the potential to save you hundreds in unwanted damages. Leaves and dirt can clog up your gutters, creating extra weight that will only become worse when water is trying to flow through them. When gutters come crashing down the side of your house, it can not only damage your roof but also, windows, cars, and other parts of your property.
While you are cleaning out your gutters this is a good time to take note if you need a roof replacement or other repairs. If you are finding lots of asphalt like gravel in your gutters, this is a clear sign that your roof is crumbling. You may want to not only consider repairs but maybe a different type of roofing such as metal or slate. These long-lasting options will help keep your home in great shape.
Autumn is always a good time to check the flashing around your chimney or vent pipes. If there are any gaps in these areas, you will want to seal them off as soon as possible. Sealing your flashing will prevent leaks and water damage from destroying your home. Not only will this help keep out moisture but also closes off entrances for any unwanted critters from finding sneaky ways into your home.
Lastly, put up your Christmas lights! Putting up outdoor holiday lights and decorations early will take a load off your mind when December rolls around. You will thank yourself when you don’t have to struggle untangling lights with cold fingers. Climbing up on your roof when the weather is dry is much safer than when the ground and roof is wet.
If you’re still not sure how to best prepare your roof for winter this year, give the roofing contractors at All About Roofing Co a call today! We can help you make sure your roof is safe and properly updated with the correct repairs. We can also help you get a new roof replacement on before the cold really starts to kick in. Call us today for all your roofing needs!