How to Prepare Your Roof for Fall

We’ve already had a rainy September and looking ahead, we will likely have more breezy, wet days. Now is the best time to prepare your home – and your roof – for the fall. Here are some tips on how to do that.

#1: Clean the gutters out.
If leaves and other debris are let unattended in your gutters, serious clogs could develop. Clogs could lead to built up water that sits on and around your roof, which could pose a problem. So, before the rains start up again, be sure to clean your gutters out well and keep them emptied throughout the season.

#2: Clean debris off the roof.
Sticks, pine cones, and other leaf debris should be removed from your roof. Debris buildup keeps moisture in, and that can lead to damage, mold, or algae growth on your roof. Make sure there is no debris, nests, or leaves blocking roof vents or vent pipes, too.

#3: Do a quick inspection of your roof.
Look for signs of damage on your roof. Are there areas of deterioration? Are there missing shingles or other areas that could be potential problem spots? Now is the time to correct any problems on your roof. If there is significant damage on the roof that cannot be corrected with a few small repairs, a roof replacement may be in order. Our team of experienced roofing professionals can help! We will ensure you have a new, reliable roof installed just in time for the cooler autumn months. Contact us today to learn more about a potential roof replacement project, or to get a free quote.

The fall season can be a dangerous time for roofs with powerful rain and wind, with lots of falling debris. Make sure you set aside time soon to get your roof inspected, repaired, or replaced. It is important to ensure that the roof is reliable and capable of keeping you comfortable and protected during the coldest months of the year.

Ready to learn more about your roof project? Our team at Lifetime Windows and Doors has been serving customers around Oregon and Southwest Washington for over two decades. We have the expertise you can trust. So, contact us today!