As summer comes to a close, the onset of Oregon’s rain and snow season is just around the corner. Fall weather, while bringing in cooler temperatures, also means increased precipitation, so your best system of defense for the onset of fall weather is a strong roof. Before fall is officially here, these are the most important maintenance tasks needed to help preserve and strengthen your roof for colder weather.
Clear Out Your Gutters
With colder weather comes falling leaves, meaning your gutters are going to be working overtime to deal with the buildup of falling leaves. Cleaning out your gutters is not only necessary for your roof’s drainage system, but it can also help minimize the amount of plant life buildup on your roof, leaving you less susceptible to damage from compounding leaves and branches.
Replace Any Broken or Damaged Shingles
One of the most common sources of roof leaks comes from cracked, loose, or missing shingles. As shingles age, they begin to get more brittle, cracking and leaving your roof more susceptible to leaks during rain and snowstorms. Finding and addressing these damage points before the fall can help you avoid bigger leaks and insulation problems in the colder months.
Repair and Replace Damaged Flashings
Flashings are an essential part of your roof’s drainage system, helping prevent any moisture from getting into the joints of your roof. Any loose seals or sections of your roof’s flashings can compromise the integrity of your roof by allowing water to seep in, creating opportunities for mold and mildew buildup if left unaddressed.
Making Sure Your Roof Is in Shape for Fall
Fall can be a gorgeous season, especially considering how wonderful Oregon looks as the leaves change. However, the increase in precipitation and colder weather can wreak havoc on your roof if you are not prepared for the season change. Fortunately, the technicians at Rogue Valley Roofing are here to help. For repair inquiries, contact us today.