Fall has arrived in Massachusetts, which means that winter is just around the corner, and with it a number of new maintenance concerns, from shoveling snow, to ice dams, to making sure your windows & doors are sealed to keep your home energy efficient. However, one of the most important things you can do to make sure your home is properly protected this winter, is to make sure you perform any necessary roof maintenance before the snowfall begins! You may be wondering what sorts of maintenance your roof may need. Keep reading below for more information!
Clean Your Gutters
The first, and most critical piece, of roofing maintenance, is to keep your gutters clean. Your home’s gutter system is one of the most important aspects of your roof, which means that it’s important to keep your system in good repair & clean of debris. Your gutters provide your home with protection from the elements by routing water away from your home, which means when the system isn’t operating properly, your home can be exposed to significant amounts of water damage around your foundation, siding, fascia & soffit boards.
Cleaning your gutters each fall will help keep your system operating smoothly ensuring that water doesn’t overflow from the system, and it will also help to keep your home protected from ice dams by providing the water with space to refreeze away from your shingles.
Check For Shingle Damage
Another piece of fall maintenance you should be performing on your roof is checking for shingle damage, either yourself or with the help of a roofing inspector.
Inspecting your shingle system for damage is essential, as any broken shingles could be avenues for moisture to creep into the system. If you’re trying to protect your home this winter, ensure that your shingle system is in good repair, as any leaks could lead to significant moisture damage throughout the course of the winter!
Clean Off Debris
Lastly, as your checking for shingle damage, use the opportunity to clear your roofing system of any debris. If you have a lot of foliage around your home, you may have branches & leaves falling on your roof, particularly during the fall. This debris on its own won’t damage your roof, but it can hold moisture which can cause your shingles to freeze and become damaged. Cleaning debris off of your roof will help to keep the system protected!
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