Ah… finally we have the cool weather and beautiful signs of another fall season. Vibrant colors of red, brown, yellow and orange, pumpkin spiced coffees, holiday decor and more! Read on to learn how to prevent possible roof damage from another fall season guarantee – leaves.
We’re sure many of you of spend countless hours gathering up the leaves that are scattered about in your yard. However, you can’t ignore the leaves that may be accumulating in your gutters or on your roof.
These leaves can lead to harm and lesson the lifespan of your current roofing system. Make sure to follow these tips to protect your home from possible damage from fall leaves.
Trim any tree limbs that are hanging over or are too close to your home. These limbs can add even more leaves and debris on your roof, in addition to also being a hazard in the case of a wind or snow/ice storm. You may need to hire a professional to take care of this project, but it could prove to be extremely vital in protecting your home and roof.
Your gutters act as filters that route water run-off from the roof. Keeping them free and clear of debris and leaves is crucial in having them work properly. A gutter that is clogged up will cause water to back up and stay on your roof – where it can try to find more areas to penetrate. Too much water accumulation and flow on your shingles can cause additional erosion, lessening the lifespan of your roof and potentially leading to more issues in the future.
Your roof takes a beating, especially here in South Carolina. If it isn’t getting pounded with heavy rain or roasting from extreme heat, it also endures tropical storms, possible hail and even occasional snow coverings. If you can see your roof from the ground, look for missing or cracked/broken shingles. Check for debris (limbs, leaves, etc) that may be piling up and causing excessive moisture issues. Make sure your gutters are free and clear of limbs, leaves and dirt.
If you do see something, or need a closer look, contact the professionals at Clyde Nettles Roofing. We’ll send out one of our experienced professionals to physically walk your roof covering and give you an honest assessment of your home’s roof.
Call us today for all of your roofing questions and/or needs.
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