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Steps for Preparing the Roof for Fall and Winter

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Preparing your roof for the fall and winter can go a long way when it comes time to batten down the hatches. It’s not difficult to get your home ready for the winter months, it simply requires a bit of forward-thinking! If you’re interested in learning how you can make sure your home’s roof is prepared the fall and winter months, take a look at our blog to learn what you should be keeping an eye out for! 

Clean the Gutters

When the leaves start to fall, it’s tricky keeping the leaves out of the gutters. Even before then, however, there might be build-up that you don’t know about that will only be heightened by falling leaves and lower temperatures. In order to make sure your gutters don’t clog, which will result in water build-up and roof damage, make sure to clean them now. It only takes a bit of time, but cleaning your gutters can save you from a lot of financial stress down the road. 

Clear Debris Off Your Shingles

Any sort of debris on your roof can cause a lot of issues. Animals can set up a home inside branches or leaves, and water can lead to the spread of mold, first from the roof and then into the home. All of these things cause problems, and in the colder months, you don’t want an animal giving you a hard time or any mold issues moving into the winter months. Make sure to clear off any debris from your roof now. 

Check for Issues With Your Shingles

Now is a great time to check for shingles missing or any other sorts of roof damage. Fall and Winter bring weather that can expose any issues with your roof’s integrity, so be sure to take a look at your roof to assess whether any repairs need to be made before the winter months. A few of the most common shingles issues you are likely to find are shingles that are completely missing, as well as shingles that are cracked, warped, missing granules, or blistering! If you notice any of these issues with your roof’s shingles, be sure to replace them as soon as possible!

Contact Us Today

If you need to replace your roof before the winter months, our team at O’LYN Roofing is ready to assist! We can reached over the phone at (877) 289-6596 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with all of your roof replacement needs! 

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