Now that Fall is officially here, it’s time to give your roof a checkup. Leaving even minor roof problems can result in serious damage over the winter, and cost you more in repairs and expenses. Prepare for the months ahead and make sure you go through this checklist.
Check out the attic
Since your attic can have a direct effect on your roof, it’s important to check if any insulation is covering the vents in the eaves. Make sure these vents are clear so they can allow good air flow and prevent ice dams from forming on the roof during Winter.
Inspect the roof flashings
Roof flashing helps seal the spaces between the joints of your roof and keeps water out. Over time, the roof flashing might wear and develop small holes. These holes can usually be fixed with some roofing cement but major damage might need a new section of flashing.
Clean your gutters
Your gutters reroute water from your roof and away from your home’s foundation. Over time, and especially during Fall, your gutters can fill up with leaves, twigs, and cause a blockage. Make sure you clean out any debris from your gutters so that water can flow freely.
Replace damaged shingles
Asphalt shingles can become damaged from age or a bad storm. If you notice any bald spots, warping, or curling edges, they could eventually come loose and cause damage to your home’s framework. Replace any missing or broken shingles before Winter.
Hire a professional roof inspector
Even though you can probably do a thorough job at checking your roofing, you still could miss signs of damage. That’s why it’s always a smart choice to call a professional roofing contractor for a more detailed inspection.
DaVinci Construction is your go-to contractor for all of your roofing needs. Whether you need an inspection, repairs, or installations, we are your solution. Contact us to find out more about the different services we offer!