Cleaning and Maintaining Your Gutters
If you have a minor issues or possible damage issues with your roof, this could translate into more problems, money and trouble when the weather is cold and snow comes around. You want to be proactive; below I list some of the maintenance tips to ensure your roof is secure and safe.
Inspect Your Roof
During summer is the ideal time to have your roof examined and checked over to ensure everything is ready for wintertime. With NIR Home Inspections, we check for things like brittle shingles, holes, leaks inside the attic and other issues.
Investigate the Attic
Reviewing the roof also includes looking at the components under the roofline as it may also reveal other structural issues such as sagging joists or possible symptoms of weakness, mould, or possible cracks on the support beams. Having these components inspected correctly early on can save you money and further damages before winter sets in.
Other factors such as light seeping through, dark or mouldy surfac
es on roof sheathing are very important to identify and deal with. It’s much easier to deal with repairs while the weather is warm and dry. Having issues resolved while the weather is warmer is much easier to deal instead of melting ice, snow or drafts coming into your home’s warm air environment.
Clean Your Gutters
One of the most ignored items seems to always be forgotten. While y
ou roof is be working on or inspected, check you gutters and remove any debris that may be clogging up the path to the downspouts. It’s always a great idea to have your gutter cleaned before falls comes along and not doing so can cause improper drainage away from the home’s structure. Having standing water in the gutters can potentially pull away from the fascia. Freezing water in the gutters may also cause ice dams to forms and may lead to settling frozen water on the roof, which could seep into and cause damage to the shingles.
To help you maintain and point out potential issues before the fall weather comes along; you can avoid potential additional issues by having a certified professional home inspection done. Being an expert in home inspections for many years and knowing what to look for allows me to make sure your home is ready and safe for you and your family. With NIR Home Inspections, we are available 7 days a week, offer flexible appointments allowing us to work around your busy schedule. Additionally, we also look at many other facets of your home to
ensure it’s safe and efficient as possible.
To contact us or schedule an appointment, give us a call at 403.919.3336 today or visit http://www.nirhomeinspections.com