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Fall Roof Maintenance Tips: Why It’s Important to Take Care of Your Roof This Fall

As the leaves begin to change and the temperatures cool down, it’s important to think about your roof this season. Taking care of your roof is one of the most important parts of protecting your entire home. Colorado’s hail season is behind us, and winter is right around the corner. Fall is the perfect time to take care of your roof and prepare for the cooler months to come. Keep reading to learn more about our fall roof maintenance tips.

Winter in Colorado can be unforgiving, bringing with it strong winds, heavy snowfall, and ice dams. Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against these elements, so you need to make sure it’s in good condition before winter arrives.

Here are a few reasons why you should take care of your roof this fall:


    • To protect your home from the elements. A well-maintained roof will help to keep your home warm and dry during the winter months. Roof maintenance will also prevent water damage to your home’s interior. When your roof leaks, your home is at risk to drywall damage, and mold and mildew buildup. 

    • To save money on energy costs. Roofing problems can be costly in several different ways. If you have a leaky or poorly insulated roof, your heating bills are likely to skyrocket this winter. You can save money on energy costs by making sure your roof is properly sealed and in good condition. 

    • To extend the lifespan of your roof. A well-maintained roof can last for many years to come, but a neglected roof will fail prematurely. Furthermore, this is especially important to consider if you have hail damage. Hail damage causes rapid roof deterioration by exposing the inner layers of your roofing materials to the elements. Before you know it, unchecked hail damage will cause your roof to leak. By taking care of your roof now, you can save yourself money in the long run. 

Here are a few things you can do to take care of your roof this fall:


    • Schedule a roof inspection. We highly recommend regular roof inspections as a part of your home maintenance plan. A professional roofer will inspect your roof for damage and make recommendations for necessary repairs or a roof replacement. At Rampart Roofing, Inc., our roofing professionals will provide a detailed roof report with photos during every inspection. 

    • Clean your gutters. Clogged gutters cause water to back up and leak into your roof. Be sure to clean your gutters regularly, especially in the fall when leaves are more likely to cause blockage. Only do this if you can safely access your roof.

    • Trim surrounding trees and branches. Overhanging trees and branches can damage your roof. If you can do so safely, be sure to trim them back at least three feet away from your roof.

    • Make any necessary repairs. If your roofer finds any damage, be sure to have it repaired as soon as possible. Even minor damage can lead to major problems if it’s not addressed.

With hail season officially behind us, and winter quickly approaching, the best time to take care of your roof is now. By following these tips, you can ensure that your roof will be in its best condition this winter. Keep your home and your family safe during every season with roof maintenance. Don’t forget to schedule your free roof inspection with us today. Give us a call at 719-487-7663 or fill out the form below to book your appointment.

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