We are halfway through August. While the 90-degree weather makes it seem like winter is a long way off, fall and cooler temperatures are right around the corner. Cold temperatures expose your roof to moisture, condensation, and possible snow build-up. Here are a couple of things you can do now to make sure you and your roof are ready for fall and winter.
1. Inspect for damage. Look for missing or damaged shingles, warped flashing, or any other problems that could lead to leaks, rot, or mold. If you find any issues, you should have them taken care of quickly so your house will stay dry and warm this winter.
2. Look for moss. If moss is left untreated, it could damage your roof. It can lift your shingles! Moss also traps moisture. Moisture build-up can corrode asphalt shingles and rot wood.
3. Clear out your gutters. Autumn leaves of gold and red may look beautiful on your trees, but they can wreak havoc in your gutters. August is the perfect time to make sure your gutters are unobstructed and in good condition before heavy rain and falling leaves arrive.
4. Get rid of any debris. While you’re cleaning out the gutters, take the opportunity to clean away any leaves, tree limbs, or trash that has fallen on your roof over the summer.
5. Call Teague Roofing Plus. Teague Roofing Plus is happy to come out for a roof inspection or estimate if you need repairs or replacement. We have been keeping southwest Missouri covered for over 40 years, and we would love to make sure you and your family will stay warm and snug this fall and winter.