The fall season is just around the corner, and with it brings the beauty of changing leaves, and preparations for back to school, Thanksgiving, and Halloween. As your schedule begins to normalize after a laidback summer season, you may start to think about how to best prepare your home for the long winter months ahead and one of the most important systems to check on, is your roofing system. Below are five simple ways to ensure that your roofing system is up to the task.
It is not recommended that you climb onto your roof to check for damage, as this is easily accomplished by simply walking your homes perimeter. Be sure to check for any shingles that may have been blown off, or any that seem loose. Take note of any areas of concern, that may need to be repaired or replaced before the snow flies.
Check for any cracks, or gaps in your roofing system
UV Rays, combined with high temperatures during the summer months, can cause some of the materials that make up your roofing system expand, and contract, causing cracking. These deficiencies can allow water to enter your attic space, and may cause a significant amount of damage within your home, if not rectified in a timely manner.
Thoroughly Inspect Your Homes Interior
On a bright, and sunny day, take a walk around the inside of your home, and check the ceilings for any water damage that may be caused by missing, or broken shingles. Be sure to inspect your attic space for any signs of leak related damage, or hire a certified professional to do this for you. Moisture laden attic spaces can breed dangerous black mold, if not taken care of quickly.
Inspect any seals on, or around your roof
Sealants that are used to watertight pipes, skylights, and chimneys can fail after seasons of weather related abuse. Thoroughly inspect these seals to ensure that no cracks have formed. Gaps in these materials can allow water to enter your home, and cause an untold amount of damage.
Maintain Your Eavestrough
Inspect your eavestrough, and take the time to clear any clogs or debris, prior to the leaves falling. Improperly functioning trough systems may consistently overflow, causing water damage to your siding, landscaping, and foundation. Be sure to regularly maintain your eavestrough system throughout the season, as well.
If you do happen to notice areas of concern, whether on your roofing system, eavestrough system, or in your attic space, contact a qualified roofing company to rectify the problem. At AM Roofing Solutions, we offer a wide variety of quality home improvement services, including roof repair, eavestrough replacements, attic insulation solutions, and premium waterproofing solutions. Make sure your home is in the best possible shape, to endure the seasons to come, contact us today. We have offices located in Guelph, London, Owen Sound, Collingwood, and Muskoka, and we proudly serve all surrounding communities.