The fall season brings with it changing leaves, Thanksgiving, and colder weather. It is also the time of year to make sure your home is ready for the coming cold. At ARS Roofing, we pride ourselves on being one of the best roofing company in Marin County and part of that is making sure residents are well informed. Here are three tips to prepare your home (and roof) are ready for the coming fall.
Fall Roofing Preparations
- Clean the Gutters: Gutters are your roof’s drainage system and help guide rainwater and melting snow away from your home. When gutters are not properly maintained they can leak or become clogged. This can cause water to stagnate, damaging your roof and home’s exterior structure. Plus this can also cause water to collect in your basement causing possible damage to your home’s foundation. If you your gutters are clogged or damaged, professional replacement, cleanup, or repair is recommended.
- Roof Repair: Regular roof maintenance and repair is essential for a long-lasting and well-maintained home. As noted above, leaks can cause damage to your home’s foundation, weaken its structure, cause mold to grow, and result in water damage. Leaks are far easier to repair before they become an issue, as once a leak becomes noticeable odds are some damage has already been done. Look for damage to shingles, cracks, rust, missing shingles, dips, and valleys in your roof’s structure as signs repair is needed. Don’t forget to check your chimney for damage such as cracks, loose joints, or a missing flute cap. If you notice signs of damage contact our roofing company in Marin County for repair as soon as possible.
- Consider Waterproofing: Even a well-maintained roof can be vulnerable to the colder and wetter fall weather. Roof waterproofing adds an extra layer of protection from the elements. Such protection works on a variety of roof types and can handle not only water but also extreme weather conditions such as high wind.
For Professional Roof Upkeep and Repair
A family-run company like ARS Roofing are experts in roofing, gutters, and waterproofing repair, upkeep, and installation. Their experienced staff averages over 20 years of experience in the roofing industry and dedicated to high-quality work. ARS Roofing is available 24 hours a day to solve your roofing needs, contact us today to learn more.