Fall’s Getting Close: How to Take Care of Your Roof and Gutters

Aug 23, 2021 | Roofing, Spouting

As the fall season quickly approaches it is time to take another look at your roofline. Trust us, you don’t want to deal with leaks or missing shingles during the winter months. So before it arrives, make sure your roof and gutters are in good shape and ready to face whatever Mother Nature throws at it. From a buildup of autumn leaves to plunging temperatures and the risk of snowstorms, they can all cause serious damage to your home.

Here are some key areas to inspect this fall:

Attic

If your attic is not properly ventilated, your roofing shingles can sustain damage from moisture buildup. Circulation of indoor and outdoor air is crucial to your roof’s longevity and performance. Professional contractors will conduct a thorough inspection of the attic to identify and address underlying issues.

Shingles

Your roofing shingles show clear signs when something is damaged. If your shingles are curling inward or outward, they have reached the end of their service life and are no longer providing adequate protection. Entrust your roof replacement job to licensed and experienced roofers like us. Our team of experts will ensure proper installation for your roof. We offer a variety of roofing options to improve both your curb appeal as well as your home’s energy efficiency.

Gutters

You may not think about it, but you need to take care of your gutter system. Your gutters are crucial to preventing water damage and they can’t do their job right if they’re clogged. Make sure that your gutters are clean and that they are undamaged by calling a professional gutter and roofing contractor for the job. Our experienced team will be able to detect whether your gutters need a tune up.

While you check your gutters for debris, you may notice the presence of roofing granules. This is another sign that your asphalt roofing shingles are nearing the end of their service life. You might want to consider a roof replacement, without those granules, your shingles are no longer adequately protected from the weather. This increases the risk of leaks. Along with inspecting your gutters, be sure to observe your roof for any signs of damage. Problems might include curling or missing shingles, cracks, or gaps in the metal flashing.

How We Can Help

If you find that your roof is near the end of its service life, then you need to call a qualified contractor to inspect your roofing. Greenawalt Roofing Company can determine the best course of action for your roof, whether it’s repair or replacement. In addition to our expertise in roofs, we are also siding and gutter specialists. Broken or weakened gutters will not be able to protect your home, and we can install new gutters to remedy this.
When it comes to roofing contractors in Lancaster, Harrisburg, Reading, York, and Pittsburgh, we know you have a lot of choices. So what are you waiting for?

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