Calgary Roofing: Your Roof During the Fall Season
Who doesn’t love fall in Calgary? The air is crisp, the colours are gorgeous, and the sweaters are warm. Your roof is probably the furthest thing from your mind when you’re enjoying the last days of summer and heading into the fall; however, any time the seasons change there are certain elements you have to consider to keep your roof strong and healthy.
As a Calgary roofing company, we are often hearing from people who are having problems with their roofing system in the early winter and often times they are problems that could have been avoided with proper fall maintenance. Our Calgary roofing team has put together a list of easy ways to keep your investment in perfect health.
As the leaves turn yellow and gold and start to fall, they are taking moisture with them, dropping themselves right onto your roof. If your house only receives a few leaves over the fall, then it shouldn’t be too big of a problem, but if you are accumulating a large amount of them you are going to want to make sure to clear the majority of the leaves off. Commercial roofing systems are not likely to collapse under the weight of damp leaves, but they can leech moisture underneath loose shingles and cause rot, which in turn causes leaks – no one wants that.
Your gutters play a big role in the health of your roof (and your building in general). Keeping your gutters clear of dirt, leaves, and debris is essential. Gutters were designed to ensure water flows away from your roof, when they are clogged by a mountain of leaves the water will have nowhere to go, leaving it sitting in your overflowing gutters, causing roof rot. Should your roof start to rot, you are going to have to call in a Calgary roofing company like United Roofing to come give it some TLC. Get your gutters cleared out before rot happens.
Branches and Twigs
When you look at a twig you don’t think of it as something that can bring havoc to your roof, but roofing contractors do. Leaves aren’t the only thing you have to concern yourself with when you are out inspecting your roof line. Branches and twigs that fell during strong southern Alberta winds could have dented, cracked, or even punctured your roofing system or damaged your flashings.
Check for Damage
Fall is the perfect time to take care of routine roof maintenance. The summer storm season is mostly over and the winter storm season has yet to begin. When you’re clearing the branches and twigs off of your roof, give it a good once over to check for any cracked, loose, or curling shingles. Keeping your roofing system in good health is going to save you money on your winter heating bill and will prevent the headache of future problems.
If you think your roof has gotten damaged during the long summer months, call in a trusted Calgary roofing company like the team at United Roofing to give your system a thorough inspection and provide you with a quote. We’ve got you covered!