Fall Roofing Maintenance

Fall Roof Maintenance

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Every season’s weather presents unique challenges for your roof. As the extreme heat of this last summer fades into cool weather and the colors of fall, it's the perfect time to ensure that your roof is ready for the upcoming seasonal changes. At Orbit Roofing, we understand the importance of a well-maintained roofing system in protecting your home from the elements. A well-maintained roof will last longer, meaning you’ll get the most out of your investment. Keep reading for some essential tips to prepare your roof for the fall months.

Clean Out Gutters and Downspouts

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The falling leaves of autumn may look beautiful, but they can wreak havoc on your gutters. They can accumulate in your gutter troughs quickly, clogging your gutters. Clogged gutters can lead to water backup and potential damage to your roof. Take the time to clear out any debris, leaves, and sticks from your gutters, ensuring that rainwater can flow freely away from your roof and your home’s foundation.

Have Your Roof Inspected for Damage

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Schedule a thorough roof inspection to identify any existing issues before the fall weather really sets in. Orbit Roofing will perform a comprehensive roof inspection, looking for loose, missing, or damaged shingles, granule loss, worn-out flashing, signs of wear and tear, and even past storm damage. It’s important to identify any existing roof issues before they escalate. For example, once shingles lose their granules, they are no longer protected from exposure to the elements, which has the potential to create the need for costly repairs. Addressing these issues now can prevent more extensive damage in the future, as well as save you money down the line.

Trim Overhanging Branches

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While overhanging tree branches may have provided much needed shade during the summer, they can become a hazard during fall storms. Trees that are too close to your roof line or hang over your roof can cause damage to your roofing system. Branches may fall on your roof and tree rub can wear down shingles, leading to shingle damage and leaks. Trimming trees is an important part of roof maintenance and can help save you from costly roof repairs. Cutting back branches can prevent them from damaging your roof during high winds or heavy rains.

Check for Moss and Algae Growth

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Fall is an excellent time to address any moss or algae growth on your roof. These can compromise the integrity of your shingles and create a breeding ground for potential issues. If you’re considering a new roofing system, many modern shingles are algae and streak resistant, preventing dark streaks and discoloration to your shingle roof. This means your new roof can look as beautiful as the first day it was installed for many years to come.

Examine the Attic

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Don't forget to check the interior of your roof! A well-maintained roofing system involves more than just the exterior of your home. Inspect the attic for signs of water damage, leaks, or even inadequate insulation. Proper ventilation is crucial for the health of your roof. Moisture buildup due to poor ventilation is the most common cause of curling shingles. Curling shingles can be a sign that it’s time to consider a roof replacement, regardless of the age of your roof. Proper ventilation also helps regulate temperature and humidity, preventing issues like mold growth.

Ensure Adequate Insulation

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As temperatures drop, having proper insulation an essential part of maintaining an energy-efficient home. Check your attic insulation to ensure it meets recommended standards. This not only keeps your home comfortable but also prevents ice dams from forming on your roof during colder months, which is especially important due to the recent harsh winters we’ve faced.

Schedule Professional Roof Maintenance

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When in doubt, trust the professionals. Schedule a fall roofing consultation with Orbit Roofing to ensure your roof is in top-notch condition. Our experts can address any concerns you may have, perform necessary roof repairs, and provide guidance on extending the life of your roof.


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Daily exposure to the elements can take its toll on your roof with faded and windblown shingles, discoloration, and reduced reflectivity. An aging roof may be showing you signs that it is in need of maintenance. Loose shingle tabs, lifted flashing, cracked pipe vents and boots, algae and black streaks, granule loss, missing or broken shingles, and interior leaks are all signs that your roof needs maintenance by a professional roofing company. By taking the time to get a roof inspection and prepare your roof for the fall months, you're investing in the long-term health and longevity of your roofing system and your home. At Orbit Roofing, we're here to assist you every step of the way and are committed to helping you protect your biggest investment. If you have any questions or need professional guidance, don't hesitate to reach out. A good roofing system will keep your home cool in the summers and warm in the winters, lowering your energy bills. Enjoy everything the fall has to offer, and may your roof stay sturdy and dependable, no matter what the season throws at it!

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