As the leaves begin to change colors and fall off the trees during autumn, they can have a significant impact on your home’s roof and gutters. While the beautiful colors of autumn leaves can certainly be a sight to behold, they can also cause problems for homeowners who are not adequately prepared.
Here are six ways we can help protect your home from the impact of autumn leaves this season:
Regular Gutter Cleaning: Keep your gutters clean and free from leaves and debris. Clogged gutters can lead to water damage and ice dams during the winter. Consider having us install gutter guards to prevent leaves from accumulating.
Clean Downspouts: Ensure that downspouts are clear and functioning properly. Proper drainage helps prevent water from pooling near your foundation.
Roof Inspection: Periodically inspect your roof for any signs of damage or loose shingles. Leaves and debris can trap moisture and lead to roof decay.
Prune Overhanging Trees: Trim branches that hang over your roof or near windows. This reduces the chances of leaves falling onto your roof and causing damage.
Seal Cracks and Gaps: Seal any gaps or cracks in your home’s exterior, including windows and doors. This prevents drafts, moisture, and the debris of leaves from seeping inside your home.
Inspect Chimney: Fallen leaves, when wet, can trap moisture against the chimney structure. Over time, this moisture can seep into the bricks or masonry, leading to cracks, deterioration, and even structural damage.
Let Abraham Roofing help protect your home from the impact of autumn leaves, ensuring it remains safe, comfortable, and in good condition throughout the season. Give us a call today to schedule a free estimate for our Annual Maintenance Program!