Mostly when we think about fall, we think pumpkins, a cool breeze, scarves and boots, and warm apple desserts. Oh yeah, and football. What we don’t want to think about (but probably should) is how to prepare for the storms that come with the changing of the seasons.
The first heavy rainfall is a good time to look for leaks if you didn’t get a chance to over the summer. Leaks indicate a water flow problem or loose, warped roofing materials that need to be replaced. Look closely at wall seams and lighting when the first storm hits for any discoloration.
Another first storm observance includes taking a look at the bigger picture. If tree branches are hanging over or the tree has decided to take a rest on your siding, then once your yard dries up, it’s time to call your lawn guy to help your trees lose that extra weight.
If there are major puddles gathering in your yard directly under gutters, that could indicate your gutter is clogged and needs cleaning or to be replaced if it’s tipped or warped. Check out Gutter Helmet for that.
It’s always best to be proactive, but if fall crept up on you this year and you notice any of these tell-tale signs of roof damage, P.I. Roofing can nip it in the bud before any more fall storms hit.