Fall and colder weather will be here before you know it. And that means there will be a whole new set of risks you’ll want to protect your home against. While your Denver roofers
can help you repair anything that might happen to your roof, we’d rather you avoid having issues in the first place. Here are a few simple roof maintenance tasks you should take care of before the leaves start falling.
Clean Your Chimney
Chimney fires are a major hazard, but they tend to happen most often in chimneys that are dirty. Creosote builds up inside your chimney every time you build a fire in the fireplace. If you keep doing this for years at a time and never schedule an appointment with a chimney sweep, a small stray spark could be enough to light the chimney on fire. This not only threatens the safety of your roof but your whole home as well. Get your chimney cleaned before the weather gets cold. This way, you’ll be ready to go as soon as the first freeze hits.
Fix Loose Shingles
If you notice that some of the shingles on your roof look out of place or are missing entirely, it’s important to get them fixed as soon as possible. Leaving them to sit until fall puts strain on your home’s heating budget. As cold weather hits, it will seep through those damaged shingles and into your attic, making your HVAC system work overtime just to keep the house comfortable. When you get those shingles fixed, you’ll help your system run more efficiently and save money in the process.
Get an Insulation Inspection
Insulation is key in helping keep your home comfortable when winter is in full swing. But not all homes have enough insulation in their attics. If this is the case in your home, your attic could end up growing mold or mildew as the heat inside your home creates condensation against the colder roofing materials. Schedule an insulation inspection and make sure you have enough to stay comfortable and safe during the winter months. As an added bonus, it will help you save money in the summer, too!
Set Up Preventative Pest Control Measures
Cold weather sends many unwanted pests like squirrels, raccoons, and rats looking for somewhere warm to nest. Unfortunately, this often means they’re looking for ways into your attic…through your roof. If they manage to get in, they can do serious damage both to your insulation and the roofing materials themselves. Work with a pest control specialist to set up preventative measures and keep those critters outside where they belong.
Set Your Roof Up for Fall
Getting your roof ready for fall doesn’t have to be a daunting process. Use these tips to get started and schedule an annual roof inspection with your trusted Denver roofers now. The sooner we can find and fix any existing damage, the better off your home and your budget will be. Contact us today to make an appointment.