20 Nov 2017

Fall Roof Checkup Advice

Fall is in the air, and this means many things for homeowners. Firstly, you can finally spend time outdoors and work on the house. You’ll also see a substantial drop in your power bill. We suggest that you take advantage of this time to do a fall roof checkup. This will give you peace of mind, and it will protect your home. Use this fall roof checkup guide provided by Bay Area Roofing, professional roofing contractors in Tampa Bay Florida.

 

Leaf Buildup

As the leaves begin falling, it’s common for them to end up on your roof. This can be a nightmare for homeowners, because it can cause so many issues. These issues can range from small leaks to roof-rot. The good news is that you can prevent this from being a problem by being proactive. Take an hour every week to clean the leaves off your roof. Clean out the storm gutters and remove any debris from cracks/crevices where there is buildup.

 

Shingle Condition

You need to inspect the condition of the shingles on your roof. The summer can take a toll on shingles, wearing down their protective abilities. You will want to look at each shingle and search for a few things:

  • Bald Spots – Missing Granular Material
  • Cracking – Exposure Areas
  • Completely Broken Shingles

 

Chimney/Vent

With winter right around the corner, you will likely want to take advantage of your fireplace. It’s important that you prepare your fireplace before using it, because many things can go wrong if you neglect this task. To prevent this from happening, take some time to clean out the chimney/vent. It wouldn’t hurt to have a professional come out to inspect everything as well. This will give you peace of mind that everything will function properly.

 

Sealing

During the cool months, you should take some time to inspect any seals around your roof and home. The benefit of doing this during the Fall is that you can take your time. When it is extremely cold and/or hot, you are usually in a rush to get indoors. But during the Fall, the comfortable temperature makes it easier to take your time and do a thorough inspection. On winter’s coldest nights, you will be glad that you did this.

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