Fall Roofing Maintenance Checklist

Fall leaves falling on my shed roof

Have you gotten started on your fall roof maintenance yet? Don’t put it off for too long. The winter months can be particularly harsh for roofs as the frigid temperatures and heavy snow keep piling up. Keep your home and family safe all winter long by taking some time this fall to ensure your roof is ready for the season’s changes.    

Now that fall is here, be sure to cross these roof maintenance tasks off your checklist before winter arrives:

Trim Trees

Over hanging trees are one of the biggest threats to the safety of your home’s roof. Taking some time to trim back any branches that are hanging low is important in the protection of your house, as is getting rid of uprooted trees.

Take a Look in Your Attic

The condition of your attic can have a direct effect on the state of your roofing system. Go into your attic and give it a look over: check that the insulation isn’t blocking your vents, look for any unwanted animals hiding in your attic, and see if there are any holes in the roof. Don’t put this off, as you’ll need time to correct any of these issues before the temperatures get too cold! 

Clean and Inspect Your Gutters

It’s crucial that your gutters get cleaned and checked to ensure they’re working efficiently before winter storms arrive. Your gutter system helps reroute melted snow and rain safely away from your home’s foundation, and unfortunately, they get clogged easily, especially from fall leaves. So, be sure to safely DIY the gutter cleaning or call a local gutter expert to handle the job. If your system needs fixing or a replacement, be sure to get in contact with a gutter installation company.

Get a Proper Roof Inspection Done

The only way to be certain your roof is in the best condition possible is to call Landmark Exteriors to come and give a full inspection. After their assessment, the roofers will alert you to any damages or problems that will need to be addressed soon. Be sure not to put off any needed repairs, especially when winter is approaching.


We’re ready to help you with your next roofing project! The experts at Landmark Exteriors are here to help ensure your home’s roofing systems both look great and are functioning properly for years to come! Give us a call at (203) 838-3838 to learn more.

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