Fall weather has hit Colorado! It is time to winterize your roof before the inevitable cold, wet, and snowy months. Here is a general checklist for any homeowner to follow. Feel confident your roof will last the cold season!
Your gutters play a vital role in the integrity of your roofing system. Clogged, rusty and damaged gutters allows water to penetrate the roof and siding of your home. Repair any damaged sections of your gutters.
Weak spots in your roof will surely lead to problems. The most common damages to look for are: curling shingles, cracks, excessive dark patches, dents, missing shingles, leaks, paint bubbling around gutters and rotting eves.
As with your roof, weak spots in the siding of your house needs to be addressed before the colder elements make the problem worse. Look for cracks, curling, soft and rotten spots, and discoloration. Siding usually lasts about 30 yrs if it is properly taken care of. Siding repainting is needed every 7-15 years.
If you have vinyl siding, also look for any holes, discoloration on different sides of your house, and vinyl pieces hanging loose. Lifetime of Vinyl siding is about 20 years.
Cutback Tree Limbs
Do you have tree limbs, healthy or not, over your roof or gutters? Consider having them trimmed back so that wet and heavy snow won’t snap the branches and bring it crashing down onto your roof!
Check Attic Insulation
Insulation keeps your home warmer in winter months, and cooler during summer months, check your attic to see if your insulation looks in good condition. Any insulation look damp or moldy? Replace it. Attic insulation should also cover your eaves, but all vents should remain clear for air flow.
A Professional Roof Inspection is Always a Good Idea!
If you suspect any damage to your roof, siding, or gutters, or have not had a roofing inspection in recent years, call for a professional roofing inspection as soon as possible! K&P Exteriors provides roofing and siding services to the Colorado Front Range. We deliver uncompromising customer service that has made us a trusted name in the roofing industry.
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