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Fall Roof Maintenance: 5 Things Every Homeowner Should Do This Fall

Fall Roof Maintenance: 5 Things Every Homeowner Should Do This Fall

Fall roof maintenance: 5 things every homeowner should do this fall.

As the temperature drops, and the colors start changing, you realize that the cold months of winter are just around the bend. On top of Sunday night football, apple orchards, and pumpkin carving, you may want to consider a little roof maintenance to avoid potential issues and ensure your home remains safe and protected during the winter months. 

We’ve got you covered on a checklist of roofing maintenance tasks you should complete to care for your roof this fall.

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Trim down trees

Unexpected breakage is just one possible danger that low-hanging branches could pose to your home. Extreme weather conditions like heavy rain, wind, or snowfall will increase the likelihood that tree limbs and branches will break.

In addition, branches near your home give rodents an added opportunity to use your home as their nesting place during winter.

Tending to the areas surrounding your roof is as important as tending to your physical roof.

Examine your attic

In order to prevent ice dams from forming in the cold winter, you should check your ventilation and insulation. Adding on, be sure that there is no moisture, mildew, or mold present.

Check your ceilings

It is extremely important that moving forward into winter months that you are cleared of all leaks. Stains and changes in the paint could be a sign that there is a leak. If this is the case, contact a professional in order to complete your roofing maintenance.

Clean out the gutters

Falling leaves during the season collect in your gutters quickly. Guarantee proper water flow for your gutters and thoroughly remove debris, sticks, and leaves.

The truth is, cleaning out your gutters is a good habit to participate in regularly, not just in the fall.

Inspect your siding

As fall comes to close, unwanted critters may be seeking refuge within your warm home. For this reason, ensure that there are no major holes or cracks in your siding. If you find any, you may want to consider sealing those up before the winter months.


After a hot summer, your roof is destined to need some care. Besides, preventative measures can go a long way in protecting your home in the winter season. By trimming branches, examining your attic, checking your ceilings, cleaning the gutters, and inspecting your siding, you will extend your roof’s lifespan.

It should be noted that if you have any concerns about your roof, be sure to contact a roofing professional for expert advise. Above all, your roof must be prepared for the winter it has ahead of it.

If you are concerned about the condition of your roof, call T-10 Construction for a FREE inspection and estimate.