How to Take Care of Your Roof this Fall

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The season of Autumn is wet in Texas, and our nights are chilly. Although colorful leaves don’t make a drastic appearance in North Texas, they do turn brown and fall off as the days get colder and approach winter. It’s a beautiful time of the year, but your roof can take a big toll during this season. Give your roof the attention it deserves, just like the other parts of your home or business. With extra debris in the environment, the temperature changing, and critters trying to find a warm home, your roof is at risk. Don’t hesitate to call First Out Roofing. We can provide regular maintenance for your roof, repair any issues, or replace it completely. In the meantime, here are a couple of things you can do to take care of your roof this fall.

Check for Fallen Debris

In order to maintain the health of your home, you need to keep up with your roof. This involves checking for any fallen debris, especially in the fall. Leaves and twigs are commonly found in your gutters, and within cracks in your roof. Avoid debris buildup in order to avoid worser issues, like erosion. 

Clean the Gutters

Gutters are prone to get filled with leaves and other debris, especially when it rains. If you are going to clean the gutters yourself, we recommend using a spatula or a similar utensil to scrape off the wet leaves. Spatulas can help wipe off any grime. To clean out the downspout, you can use a plumber’s snake

Add a Gutter Guard

After you have cleaned the gutter, consider installing a gutter guard to block future debris. Not only is this helpful for the fall, but it’s great during the winter time too. Although Texas hasn\’t dealt with much snow in the past, it did this past year. You can never be too prepared. Gutter guards prevent snow from blocking your gutters and weighing it down.

Insulate Your Roof and Attic

The cold is creeping up, and you want to ensure that your attic is properly insulated. You can do this by using mineral wool insulation or a spray foam. But don’t just insulate the attack floor, the underside of the roof is just as important. The Department of Energy estimates that a properly insulated attic can save you 10 to 50 percent off your heating bill. Take control of the cold, don’t let it take control of you.

Trim Nearby Branches

If you have trees near your roof this fall, ensure that there aren’t any branches hanging loosely around it. Trim the branches that are getting too close, or the ones that don’t seem stable anymore. This will prevent branches from puncturing your roof and increasing the likelihood of critters sneaking into your home.

First Out Roofing Can Do It for You

It is vital to take care of your roof this fall, as temperatures get colder and debris increases. First Out Roofing can provide all the maintenance your roof needs, so you can give your attention to other parts of your home. We also provide regular inspections to spot potential problems and fix them before they cause any serious damage. If you would like to know more about our roofing services, get in touch with us today. Let’s give your roof the attention it deserves.

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