13 Oct Fall Roofing Checklist
With Fall finally in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about winter. While you may not like to imagine the colder temperatures and snow falling, it’s important to get your home in proper condition before it’s too late. Once winter does hit, repairing or replacing your roof isn’t usually an option. Completing this fall roofing checklist will help you make sure your roof and home are safe for the winter months ahead.
Fall Roofing Checklist
Look for missing or damaged shingles.
The first thing on your fall roofing checklist should be to look at all of your shingles. After the summer storms have passed and before the winter cold and snow settles in, it’s important to check for missing or damaged shingles. While it may not seem like a big deal, even a single damaged or missing shingle can wreak havoc on your home. A missing or damaged shingle can result in mold, underlayment deterioration, and interior leaks. If you spot a missing or damaged shingle, you should contact an Indianapolis roofing company to inspect your entire roof. During this inspection, a pro will thoroughly check your shingles to determine what kind of condition they’re in and if you need to repair or replace the roof.
Clean your gutters and downspouts.
Your gutters and downspouts do more than guide water away from you home. They actually ensure that snow and ice don’t dam up and cause the water to make its way inside your home. When snow and ice can’t properly melt and run off the roof, the water has to go somewhere else. Ice damming is typically a result of gutters and downspouts being clogged. It’s important to make sure leafs and other debris aren’t clogging your gutters and downspouts. Cleaning them out is as simple as climbing on a ladder and digging the debris out. It’s important to place the debris in a bucket and not back on the roof. If your gutters and downspouts have been damaged by summer storms or are in need of being replaced because of age, an Indianapolis roofing contractor can replace them.
Inspect your attic and ceilings.
Sometimes, roof leaks happen even when shingles don’t appear damaged or even missing. It’s crucial to inspect your attic and ceilings for any signs of water damage. In the attic, you might notice that the wood is rotting and your ceilings will show visible signs of damage in the form of dark spots. If you notice either of these signs, it’s important to have a roofing company inspect the roof. Most likely, your underlayment is in need of being repaired or replaced. If your ceilings are damaged, hire a roofing contractor who can help you repair your drywall, so you don’t have to hire multiple contractors.
Ready to talk to a pro about your roof? The roofing contractors at Hoosier Contractors are ready to help you get your roof winter ready! From our inspection services to our roof repair and replacement services, we’ll help get roof in the shape it needs to be. Schedule your no-obligation inspection today!