As the weather starts to cool off in the Greater Boston area, it’s time to prepare your roof for the winter season. It’s really important to get your roof ready to go while the weather is still good. Based on your needs – after reading the below – this fall could be a great time for you to start your next roofing project with our team at South Shore Roofing.
Here are our tips for keeping your roof in excellent shape this fall. Important Caution: Before you attempt any of this work, think about whether your fitness and flexibility level are where they need to be to get the work itself or inspections done safely by yourself or someone else living in your home. If not, hire an expert, or ask a friend or family member to help.
- Clean your gutters. Standing on a ladder, you can scoop out leaves, and any other debris that have collected in the gutter, with a small trowel. Use a bucket to store the leaves and debris. After you’re finished, flush out the gutter and downspout with a hose to make sure it’s all clear.
- Toss off debris. It’s important to toss any sticks, leaves, or even toys off the top of the roof before winter. Any debris left there could cause mold and rot once the snow falls.
- Inspect for damage. Walk around your home’s perimeter to check for sagging, buckled or curled shingles. Next, get up on your roof, so you can inspect for granule loss. If the shingles don’t have any texture on them, it means they’ve been damaged by severe weather and need to be replaced! Lastly, if you have an attic, be sure to check inside and see if any water is leaking down. Any leaks indicate that you need a roof repair in that area.
Once you or some other individual accomplishes the above task, first, congratulate yourself for being a responsible homeowner! Then, Contact South Shore Roofing if you need any roof repairs or a roof replacement.
Why You Should Contact Us Today About Your Home Roofing Needs
Early fall is one of the busiest times for roofing businesses because many people want to get their roof repairs or replacements scheduled and completed before the cold weather and snow arrive, so don’t wait to contact us. The good news is the cooler temperatures prevent our workers from getting overheated and allow for the shingles to seal properly. You can get your free estimate here, and our expert roofing contractor team will make every effort to accommodate your roofing needs. We’d love to have you on our schedule and make sure your home is ready for the New England weather this winter.