For some people, the beginning of fall is an exciting time. School starts, summer temperatures transition to cooler weather and football games are in great abundance. As the leaves begin to change color, but before they fall off the trees completely, this is the time to start thinking about getting your roof ready for autumn in Milwaukee.
In fact, leaves are one of the things that you have to worry about, but we will get to that. What matters most is that, as a homeowner, you make it a point to try to take the best care possible of your home, especially your roofing.
The rooftop is what protects your home, and the people and property inside, from the elements. As the first line of defense against Mother Nature, your rooftop has to be in tiptop shape, so set it and yourself up for long term success.
Tips for Prepping and Protecting Your Roof
Take it from the industry pros who know, here are some top tips for services to use for safeguarding your roofing from winter by getting ready for fall, now!
Time to clean the gutters – and yes this affects the roof. Your gutters are in place to transport water from the roof to the downspout and, ultimately, away from the foundation of your home. Technically, this is considered part of the roofing system. If not properly cleaned out, your gutters will become clogged and this causes water to back up. The end result can be debris and moisture that get under your roofing material, as well as stain siding and cause the gutters to pull away form the house.
It’s not just about debris in the gutters. This is the ideal time to let a roofing professional up there to clean off the rooftop. Organic rubble that collects up there can make its way into the gutters and cause problems. While the leading cause of ice dams is insufficient insulation in key areas of the attic, debris can also lead to ice dams forming. Ice dams trap melting snow on the roof, causing the water to push its way under your shingles and wreaking havoc.
Check your attic, especially the insulation. Better yet, schedule your second roof inspection for the year and let a professional handle this for you. This is an important time of year to check the condition of your attic and insulation because you are entering into cool weather temperatures. Damage to your roof or missing insulation will cause cool air to get in and hot air to escape, making your heating system work that much harder. Plus, a lack of sufficient insulation can lead to ice dams, as previously mentioned. Checking this will help make your rooftop more energy-efficient, saving you money on your utility bills and causing your household to be more Eco-friendly.
We really cannot stress the importance of getting a roofing inspection, preferably twice a year but minimally once a year. This enables a trained expert to take a look at the current condition and look for any repairs that should be made. Contrary to popular misconception, it is not always possible to spot signs that your roofing is in a state of disrepair.
Pick the Right Pros to Work With
Of course, when we say hire professionals to address your service needs, that doesn’t mean just any roofing contractor. This means finding the most reputable team to partner with, in order to get the most reliable results. Ask around and locals here will tell you that the name to trust in here is Semper Fi Roofing & Exteriors.
We take great pride in the work that we do which is evident from the results that we are able to get for our clients. Your roof truly is the most vital feature of your home so make it a point to let our experts provide you with quality service work, promoting maximum longevity and optimal performance. Contact us now for an inspection, repairs or replacement for your rooftop, before fall turns into winter.