Fall is the perfect time to take care of your home. The temperature has dropped a bit, the scenery is gorgeous and there is still ample time to prepare your roof and gutters for winter. Taking care of a few details on your home can make a huge difference for you and your family. At HKC Roofing we are happy to help you with your roof and gutters leaving you with more time to enjoy the leaves, hayrides, and trick or treating that come with the fall season!
Here are a few things we recommend having done to prepare your home for the upcoming winter months.
Get your mind in the gutter
Your roof’s drainage system moves thousands of gallons of water from your home’s exterior and foundation walls. With a job like that, it is critical to keep the system flowing smoothly. Clogged gutters can lead to damaged exterior surfaces and to water in your basement; they are also more prone to rust and corrosion. Before the leaves fly away this fall, have your gutters cleaned, then covered with mesh guard to keep debris from returning.
Get on top of roof problems
There are few problems homeowners face that are more costly and frustrating than a leaky roof. Once the dripping starts, finding the source of the problem can be time-consuming. Stop problems this fall before ice and winter winds turn them from annoyances into disasters.
Have your roof inspected from top to bottom. We will thoroughly inspect the ridges and shingles and look for damage to metal flashing in valleys and around vents and chimneys. It is important to find and repair all missing, curled, or damaged shingles. When it comes to roofs, the earlier we detect a problem, the better! And less expensive.