As cooler weather starts hitting the Las Vegas area, it is important to prepare your roof for the fall and winter. The high heat and heavy rains of the monsoon season can take quite a toll, so now is the time to inspect your roof, repair any damage, and get it ready for the upcoming colder seasons. Here are five fall shingle roof maintenance tips that can help you get started:
1. Clean the Roof
Have your roofing contractor remove any twigs, leaves, dirt, and debris from the roof to protect the roof surface and inspect it thoroughly for problems. Roof debris can slow the flow of water, increasing the chances of leaks and promoting moss and algae growth.
2. Inspect the Shingles
Age, weather, and cycles of heating and cooling can cause shingles to wear. Look for signs of damage like missing shingle granules, discoloration, warped shingles, curled shingles, cracked shingles, exposed nails, or shingles that have slid out of place. Small sections of damage can be repaired, but if too much damage is present, a roof replacement may be the best long-term option.3. Check for Damages Flashing
Over time, the flashing around chimneys, pipe vents, roof vents, dormers, and other roof penetrations can break free, crack, or loosen due to wind and damaged fasteners. Have the flashing inspected for damage and repair or seal the flashing to avoid leaks during the fall and winter.
4. Check for Leaks
Inspect the attic and ceilings inside your home for signs of moisture damage like rotting wood, water stains, or mold growth. Pay special attention to the underside of the roof. From the outside, look for indications that the roof deck may be damaged, such as sagging between rafters, damaged fascia, or a ridge line that is no longer straight.
5. Clean the Gutters
Backed-up gutters can allow water to spill out during a rainstorm, soaking your roof and siding and saturating the ground near your foundation. Have your gutters cleaned to remove any leaves, dirt, and debris that could cause them to clog, and make sure the downspouts are properly connected to direct water away from your foundation.
Shingles Roof Maintenance & Repair in Las Vegas
Need help getting your roof ready for the fall? Call our team at First Quality Roofing & Insulation today. We offer shingle roof maintenance and repairs, as well as a comprehensive 14-point roof inspection to spot problems before the damage is done. We serve customers throughout Las Vegas, Henderson, Mesquite, Pahrump, and the surrounding areas, and with over 20 years of experience, you can count on our team for great service and professional results.
Call 702-262-7847 today or contact us online to schedule shingle roof maintenance anywhere in the Las Vegas area.