With Fall upon us in many areas of the country, and Thanksgiving right around the corner, many Americans will have friends and family visiting them over the holidays. While everyone remembers to clean and prepare the house inside, have you been keeping up with maintenance outside of the house? The exterior of your home can be easy to forget, since you probably only see it briefly each day, but your guests are sure to notice anything unkempt. Additionally, performing roof maintenance as the seasons change is a great way to extend the life of your roof system for years to come.
We recommend that our clients schedule roof inspections annually, so if you’ve already had a professional inspection this year, a basic walk around on the ground should be enough to give you an idea of any maintenance needs. To begin, walk around the perimeter of your home, and look for signs of debris on the roof. This includes, leaves, dirt, twigs, animals nests, and anything else that doesn’t belong there. Anything of that nature will need to be removed ASAP! Lingering debris on your roof can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, or even cause rot by trapping moisture on your shingles.
Clean the Gutters
Additionally, take time to make sure your gutters are clean and clear of any debris as well. After you’ve emptied the gutters of leaves, wash them with the hose to really brighten up the exterior of your home. If time allows, and also consider power washing your driveway and sidewalks with water to really make your home stand out!