The weather here in Raleigh is still pretty warm year round but we are definitely seeing things cool and shorter days. Autumn has come to North Carolina and it is time to get ready for winter. Nature is signaling that winter is here is on its way and, as a Raleigh homeowner, you should heed that warning! This means different things to different people but for us, in the roofing biz, it is a sign that it is time to start post-summer roof maintenance for our clients. Simple preventative measures are a good way to shore up your home against the upcoming inclement weather and make sure you don’t get any surprises come winter. We have listed 3 simple roof maintenance points for you to consider for your Raleigh roof and home before the winter comes blowing in.
Get A Roof Inspection
Summer winds and rains always take a toll on a roof. Especially here in the Carolinas–where hurricane season is underway. This is why it is critical to have your roof inspected after the hurricane season by a professional. Things like missing shingles and cracked roof fabrics are all things to get fixed up before the rains of winter here. Furthermore, eaves, mortar, and chimneys need inspections too, to make sure they will hold up during the long, wet, winter weather conditions.
Get Your Gutters Cleaned
Gutters are what we call a necessary evil. They are a real pain. They leak in summer, filled with leaves in the autumn. But, this is all the more reason to have them maintained regularly. They are a critical component to the health of your Raleigh home and if you think you have problems with them now–just wait until one breaks or falls off. It is best to simply stay on top of their maintenance and have them inspected along with your roof. Here at United Roofing, we can quickly clear gutters of debris that can prevent water flow, and inspect for loose bolts, damaged brackets, and/or split seams.
Cut Back Trees
The summer sunshine and water are great for gardening–but they make everything grow–including the trees around your Raleigh home. By the end of the summer, tree branches are creeping towards your home or have already arrived. If you have a tree branch hanging over your home, garage or major electric lines–it isn’t a matter of if, but when it will fall and cause damage. The best way to deal with tree branches is to stop them before they fall–by having them trimmed. This way you prevent the need for repairs or tree work mid-winter when it will take longer and cost you much more.
For more information on roofing maintenance or to schedule an appointment, contact us at United Roofing Pros in Raleigh today!