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Slate Roofers Give 5 Tips for Fall Roof Maintenance

When it comes to your roof, it’s crucial to take precautions to ensure that it’s protected from fall and winter weather conditions. That’s why this month, your favorite slate roofers at Old Timers Slate Roofing are providing you with five essential tips on getting your roof ready for the fall season ahead.  

Visual Inspection

Before the fall season sets in, take the time to visually inspect your slate roofing. Look for any loose, cracked, or missing slates. These can compromise the integrity of your roof and allow water to seep through. If you notice any issues, it’s best to address them quickly in order to prevent further damage.

Clear Debris

As the leaves begin to fall, they can accumulate on your roof and in your gutters. Accumulated debris can trap moisture and cause water to pool, leading to potential damage. It’s crucial to remember to clear away leaves, twigs, and other debris from your roof’s surface and gutters. This will help prevent water from pooling and ensure proper drainage. 

Clean Gutters and Downspouts

Clogged gutters and downspouts can lead to water backing up and overflowing, which could eventually damage your slate roofing and its underlying structure. Ensure that your gutters and downspouts are clean and free from debris, allowing water to flow smoothly away from your roof.

Trim Overhanging Branches

Overhanging branches not only drop leaves onto your roof but can also scrape against the slate tiles during windy conditions, causing damage. Trim back any branches that are too close to your roof to help prevent any kind of contact.

Check Flashing and Seals

Flashing and seals that are around chimneys, vents, and skylights are critical in preventing water infiltration. Over time, these can degrade due to weathering. Make sure to inspect them for cracks, gaps, or signs of wear and replace or repair them as needed.

Call Your Local Slate Roofers at Old Timers

If you’re in need of roofing services this season, we encourage you to reach out to our team at Old Timers today. To view an extended list of our services, check out our website today for more information. In the meantime, we look forward to hearing from you! 

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