Keeping your home and your roof in good shape takes work, especially as colder temperatures begin to approach. The fall is an important time for completing certain chores and maintenance tasks before the freeze really sets in. The Edmonton roofers at A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. want to help you get your home in tip-top shape for the coming cold. Here are six fall maintenance chores that will get your home and roof ready for winter.
– Tidy up around your property
Before it starts to snow, you’ll want to clean up around the exterior of your property and properly stow all of your yard equipment. Rake the leaves one last time when they all finish falling as well, as leaving too many leaves to blanket your lawn over the winter can inhibit growth in the spring.
– Remove hoses from outdoor faucets
If you have any hoses attached to outdoor faucets, then it’s time to remove them, drain them, and store them. Leaving hoses attached can cause water to back up and to freeze during the winter, leading to cracked and burst pipes. Turn off the water supply to exterior faucets as well.
– Prune landscaping
Once your trees and plants have completed their summer growth cycle, it’s time to make sure they are all pruned back. Leaving branches to touch your home’s siding or to overhang the roof will cause the accumulation of excess moisture and may even lead to siding and roof damage during a storm.
– Clean the gutters
Leaving your gutters clogged over the winter can lead to the formation of ice dams on your roof, which in turn can cause extensive water damage. Clean your gutters during the fall, and replace any sections which are worn or damaged.
– Inspect the siding
Take a look at your home’s siding to check for any water stains, holes, swelling, warping, or fungus growth. Any one of these signs could represent moisture infiltration or dry rot, so make sure you get your siding inspected and, if need be, repaired by certified Edmonton roofers.
– Inspect the roof
Last but arguably most important of all, take the time during the fall to inspect your roof. Do so either from a ladder or from the ground with a pair of binoculars. Some common signs that you might require professional roof repair in Edmonton include damaged shingles, damage to flashing around protrusions, and moss growth.
A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP.: Your Edmonton Roofing Contractors
If you discover any issues upon inspecting your roofing and your siding, then it’s important to reach out to Edmonton roofing companies that you can trust. A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. has 60 years of experience providing residential siding and roof repair and Edmonton. Our fully licensed Edmonton and Sherwood Park roofing contractors will get your home fixed up before the long winter sets in.
To find out more about roof repair in Edmonton, don’t hesitate to get in touch with A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. today.