Fall is officially upon us. Colorful leaves are falling, football season is in full swing and pumpkins are decking the porches of homes across central Arkansas. In addition to all our fall festivities, we at P.I. Roofing also think this season is an ideal time to perform several roof maintenance practices to ensure your roof is strong and sturdy before winter weather hits.
Check your gutters.
When leaves begin to fall, your gutters can become clogged quickly – which can result in damage to your roof, siding and even foundation. Make sure to regularly check and clean your gutters, or better yet, have Gutter Helmet installed to keep your gutters pristine all year.
Before temperatures drop, trim back any overhanging tree branches that could break and damage your roof during a winter storm. Weather is often unpredictable in Arkansas, and winter weather can strike earlier than expected. Take your opportunity to trim your trees before it gets too cold.
Keep an eye out for leaks.
Rainfall often accompanies weather changes, which creates the perfect opportunity to look out for roof leaks. Check for water spots during storms, and if you have one, make a point to head up to the attic to look for leaks as well.
Get a professional fall inspection.
Winter weather can wreak havoc on warped shingles or flashing, so make sure you roof is in tip top shape before snow or ice hits. A solid roof is also key in efficiently retaining heat and keeping your energy bill down. At P.I. Roofing, we take pride in our thorough 17-point inspection that allows you to know if your roof is ready to withstand harsh winter conditions.
With its cool, crisp air and pleasant temperatures, autumn is the ideal time to check and fortify your roof before central Arkansas receives any snow or ice. If you need your gutters cleaned, Gutter Helmet installed or an inspection performed, let us know.