The leaves are starting to turn. It’s not long before they fall. So now is the perfect time for you to begin your fall maintenance work. First, take a look around your home and try to spot any concerns or issues. This way, you’ll avoid surprises come winter and ensure your home remains in good shape. You do want your home to keep you and your family comfortable throughout the colder months.
State Roofing, the expert in home improvement in Seattle, WA, shares these handy tips to get you started:
1. Check your roof’s condition. Your roof system might have sustained extensive wear and tear during warmer months, so be sure to examine it for telltale signs. With a pair of binoculars you can check your roof for cracked, buckling, or missing shingles. Take a close look at your flashing; make sure it is not torn or loose and intact. Signs of roof leaks should prompt a speedy call to a trusted roofer like State Roofing.
You do not want leak damage to go unresolved over the winter months. And yes…we do install roofs all year round. Additionally, note your roof’s age. If it’s nearing its standard 20-year life span and already showing signs of wear or failure, it might be time for a replacement. State Roofing offers a variety of roofing materials and ensures quality installation with our professional crews.
2. Make sure your gutters are in top shape. Your gutters are essential to keeping a dry and damage-free home. For this reason, keep them healthy and clean with our gutter protection systems. State Roofing uses the Leaf Terminator for this service. Its patented design stops leaves, pine needles, and other debris from settling inside your gutters. By reducing the possibility of clogs, you can avoid the stress and risks of gutter cleaning or of hiring someone to do the job. In addition, Leaf Terminator offers wind resistance up to 110mph and can accommodate six gallons per foot-per minute of rainwater.
3. Examine your windows for damage. You can start by making sure the caulking and seals around the frames are intact. Check for gaps and cracks in the framing material where cold drafts can enter. Operate your windows and confirm that it’s not jamming or sticking. If you have sliding windows, make sure that their tracks are still clean.
When you feel like your existing units aren’t performing up to your standards, let us know. We’re here to help. Keep fall maintenance smooth and worry-free by turning to State Roofing for your needs. Call us at (800) 810-7305.